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Strawman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 03:24 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 03:26 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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