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Strawman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 02:24 PM
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18. I hope that people committed to diversity can find a way around this
Edited on Wed Nov-08-06 02:26 PM by Strawman
Whether it's using income or something else. It won't be the same, but I gotta believe that the smart people at places like U-M that are committed to these principles will find some creative way to enhance diversity in spite of this setback.

If there is any silver lining maybe it's that there is no symbolic state policy for resentful petty bourgeois whites to target their racial animosities at anymore, and so called "liberal" political leaders cannot just point to their support for affirmative action as evidence of their committment to equality. In many ways affirmative action was a symbolic action. I still wish it was there because it has really helped some people, but maybe it's passing will allow us to rethink this problem of equality and come up with some creative, progressive solutions to patterns of inequality. The denial phase that ridiculously thinks that everything is equal now can only last so long.
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  -Affirmative Action Ban passed meganmonkey  Nov-07-06 10:10 PM   #0 
  - where who what?  niallmac   Nov-07-06 10:12 PM   #1 
  - The bigot vote is still BIG in Michigan.  TahitiNut   Nov-07-06 10:32 PM   #2 
  - I live in Macomb county  etherealtruth   Nov-08-06 03:10 PM   #19 
  - I hate to see my beloved adopted state leading the way on this issue  patsified   Nov-07-06 10:36 PM   #3 
  - As a black man...  Mr_King   Nov-07-06 10:36 PM   #4 
  - Hear, hear  patsified   Nov-07-06 10:42 PM   #5 
     - Your son sounds like a very bright young man.  Mr_King   Nov-08-06 12:42 AM   #8 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-07-06 10:45 PM   #6 
  - That's one of the most ignorant posts I've ever seen on DU.  TahitiNut   Nov-07-06 11:38 PM   #7 
  - Level the playing field first  1gobluedem   Nov-08-06 09:31 AM   #16 
  - We lost the battle... We sure as hell ain't losing the war!!  ih8thegop   Nov-08-06 12:51 AM   #9 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-08-06 02:04 AM   #10 
  - Congratulations!  TahitiNut   Nov-08-06 02:25 AM   #11 
  - This, combined with Ohio turning BLUE, makes it a little easier  benevolent dictator   Nov-08-06 04:09 AM   #12 
  - Welcome to the dark side...of being a Buckeye! :-) N/T  MidMichiganBuckeye   Nov-08-06 09:52 AM   #17 
     - Heh, well I already go to OSU,  benevolent dictator   Nov-08-06 07:11 PM   #20 
  - No offense to the doves  meganmonkey   Nov-08-06 06:39 AM   #13 
  - I hope Jennifer Gratz loses every job she ever applies for  1gobluedem   Nov-08-06 07:44 AM   #14 
  - I'm with you on that! n/t  Scout   Nov-08-06 07:42 PM   #21 
  - Terrible--This was my Biggest Disappointment  Hidden Stillness   Nov-08-06 09:17 AM   #15 
  - I hope that people committed to diversity can find a way around this  Strawman   Nov-08-06 02:24 PM   #18 

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