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RiverStone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-05-07 11:28 PM
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Poll question: Do we still need Affirmative Action?
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Just getting DU's flavor on this....

Poll result (125 votes)
Yes (83 votes, 66%)Vote
No (27 votes, 22%)Vote
Sometimes. It depends on the industry, institution, or circumstance. (12 votes, 10%)Vote
I'm not sure (2 votes, 2%)Vote
other (1 votes, 1%)Vote

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  -Do we still need Affirmative Action? RiverStone  Nov-05-07 11:28 PM   #0 
  - Fuck yeah.  Swamp Rat   Nov-05-07 11:30 PM   #1 
  - Sanctioned ethnic cleansing at work  flashl   Nov-06-07 05:35 AM   #5 
  - I am going to K&R this thread just so people can see your pics  Little Star   Nov-06-07 08:32 AM   #12 
  - kicking again for the same reason  hiphopnation23   Nov-06-07 01:26 PM   #26 
     - Never Forget indeed  Chovexani   Nov-06-07 02:36 PM   #37 
  - AMEN Swampy!  SemiCharmedQuark   Nov-06-07 12:51 PM   #19 
  - Swampy you brought tears to my eyes at work  Chovexani   Nov-06-07 02:34 PM   #36 
  - You mean quotas requiring colleges and employers to  BuyingThyme   Nov-05-07 11:32 PM   #2 
  - Does racism still exist in this country?  BushOut06   Nov-05-07 11:33 PM   #3 
  - Yes. Especially in Congess.  katsy   Nov-05-07 11:34 PM   #4 
  - Twelve black Senators would be a good start.  bunkerbuster1   Nov-06-07 02:30 PM   #34 
  - Yes.  H2O Man   Nov-06-07 05:36 AM   #6 
  - College admission  DangerDave921   Nov-06-07 07:34 AM   #9 
     - Absolutely - the whole education system is a fucking JOKE  BushOut06   Nov-06-07 10:28 AM   #15 
     - But  DangerDave921   Nov-06-07 12:34 PM   #18 
        - when I worked in the admissions dept. of OSU years ago  unpossibles   Nov-06-07 02:46 PM   #39 
     - Interesting question.  H2O Man   Nov-06-07 01:06 PM   #20 
     - As long as SATs and grades are racially biased, yes.  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-06-07 01:17 PM   #22 
        - Really?  DangerDave921   Nov-06-07 01:22 PM   #24 
           - They're racially biased...  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-06-07 01:23 PM   #25 
           - Logic  DangerDave921   Nov-06-07 01:38 PM   #29 
              - No.  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-06-07 01:59 PM   #31 
                 - You make a tight argument  DangerDave921   Nov-06-07 02:28 PM   #33 
                 - haha  hiphopnation23   Nov-06-07 02:47 PM   #40 
                 - Missing my point  DangerDave921   Nov-06-07 02:57 PM   #42 
                    - ...  hiphopnation23   Nov-06-07 03:14 PM   #43 
                       - No  DangerDave921   Nov-06-07 03:45 PM   #46 
                          - You could fix the tests, how would you fix the grades?  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-06-07 04:02 PM   #47 
                          - alternative  DangerDave921   Nov-06-07 04:13 PM   #49 
                             - Those are all fit my explanations.  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-06-07 04:21 PM   #50 
                             - ...  hiphopnation23   Nov-06-07 04:40 PM   #52 
                                - Jena 6 was a freak incident.  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-06-07 04:43 PM   #54 
                             - As for grades, are you saying grading is racially biased too?  hiphopnation23   Nov-06-07 04:43 PM   #53 
                          - we need some definitions, stat  hiphopnation23   Nov-06-07 04:36 PM   #51 
                 - Then what's your explanation?  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-06-07 02:52 PM   #41 
                 - There's another possibility:  DuStrange   Nov-06-07 02:38 PM   #38 
           - An effort to explain bias in testing is here  flashl   Nov-06-07 03:27 PM   #44 
  - yes  blogslut   Nov-06-07 05:39 AM   #7 
  - Yes.  MrSlayer   Nov-06-07 06:13 AM   #8 
  - I heard a good example of why it's needed this past weekend  gollygee   Nov-06-07 07:44 AM   #10 
  - Yes!!!  Breeze54   Nov-06-07 07:52 AM   #11 
  - K&R 4 Swamp's reply! n/t  Little Star   Nov-06-07 08:33 AM   #13 
  - I'm 43. My life overlaps the Jim Crow period. I've met and talked to people affected by it  yurbud   Nov-06-07 08:36 AM   #14 
  - Interesting time-line  RiverStone   Nov-06-07 01:15 PM   #21 
  - I'n sure all those newly minted Federalist society judges  mmonk   Nov-06-07 10:30 AM   #16 
  - WTF are we going to do to purge ourselves of the Fascist Society judges?  bunkerbuster1   Nov-06-07 02:31 PM   #35 
  - We probably need it more today than we did twenty years ago.  sfexpat2000   Nov-06-07 10:31 AM   #17 
  - Bush's top civil rights official says minorities don't get old "like white people do".  baldguy   Nov-06-07 01:18 PM   #23 
  - with health insurance the way it is, white people don't get old the way white people used to  yurbud   Nov-06-07 02:16 PM   #32 
  - ABSOLUTELY! Does racism still exist in this country? n/t  in_cog_ni_to   Nov-06-07 01:30 PM   #27 
  - you might be surprised at the answer you get from some americans (eom)  hiphopnation23   Nov-06-07 01:32 PM   #28 
     - No. Sadly, I wouldn't be surprised.  in_cog_ni_to   Nov-06-07 01:50 PM   #30 
  - As long as racism exists in this country...  LanternWaste   Nov-06-07 03:32 PM   #45 
  - Yep. Fix education, and then we can talk.  rucky   Nov-06-07 04:03 PM   #48 
  - yes  tishaLA   Nov-06-07 04:43 PM   #55 
 

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