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Jul. 30th, 2002 | 09:35 pm

If you read the comments in the post before this, you will see that there is a debate starting about Affirmative Action...
I think I have pretty much made my views on the subject known..
What are your views on affirmative action?

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from: inkblots
date: Jul. 30th, 2002 06:46 pm (UTC)
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i agree with you. affirmitive action is just legal racism. :\
people should get jobs based on their qualifications, not their skin color. (heh, and this comming from a spanish girl. ;)

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Don

thank you

from: shoshiki
date: Jul. 30th, 2002 07:23 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! At least now I don't feel like a racist when I say that it shouldn't matter about what color their skin is!
If they don't do good on the test, they don't get on! easy as that.. no matter if they are white, black, green, or purple!
grrr... I wonder... if the top 20 people were of a race other than white... would they skip some and take white people?
Something tells me no.. but, makes you wonder...
And if that happens.. can all the white people who took the test (and were not smart enough) come together and sue because it was "biased"?
god i hate affirmative action and civil service...

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Re: thank you

from: ophelia_speaks
date: Jul. 30th, 2002 09:20 pm (UTC)
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yeah, it sure is great to have friends to make you feel better about making racist statements.

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Don

Re: thank you

from: shoshiki
date: Jul. 31st, 2002 06:13 pm (UTC)
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IT'S NOT A RACIST STATEMENT!

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HI

from: simplymichelle
date: Jul. 31st, 2002 12:26 am (UTC)
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HI - I saw that you added me to your friends list so I was just checking out your LJ and saying 'hi' :) Thanks for adding me, I hope you find me interesting and please feel free to comment about anything you read. I love input and feedback!

~michelle~

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Don

Re: HI

from: shoshiki
date: Jul. 31st, 2002 06:14 pm (UTC)
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Will do :-)
thanks for leaving a comment :-D

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Affirmative Action

from: jfurner
date: Jul. 31st, 2002 08:59 am (UTC)
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I don't think you have given enough information to discuss or ask for people's opinions on affirmative action. There's a great deal of debate around the subject and the research is extensive. People should read the research and take examples from boths sides before giving an opinion based of your journal response.

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Don

Re: Affirmative Action

from: shoshiki
date: Jul. 31st, 2002 06:24 pm (UTC)
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sure I have...
Civil Service.. gives a simple GENERAL KNOWLEDGE test.. and grades from that...
They then make a list from the highest score to the lowest score...
(of the total applicants)
THEN, they take the different races and make seperate lists...
If they have to hire.. say... 12 people... they will take the top 8 or 9 scores regardless of race.. and then go to the different race/sex sheets and take the remaining 3 or 4 from them... (the top scorers in that particular race/sex...
the research states that the tests are biased... they aren't.. they are written to a 9th or 10th grade education... So... How that is biased is beyond me...
And they ask no questions on it that would be easier for a "white person" to answer... they are.. like i said.. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE...
reading comprehension (a friggin 5th grader could do that...) and SIMPLE math questions... like (this was one of them) something like 181X35... now.. if you can't multiply, then, i'm sorry, I wouldn't want you saving my burning house...

basically, what affirmative action does, is take the best of the best... and then add on some "not so best" people (based solely on scores)... And therefore it is wrong...
I would have NO problem if the top 30 scores were all people who were not white.. and they didn't take any whites... cause those people did their studying and scored higher and therefore should be afforded the chance to get the job...
it's not racism.. it's a test...
if you don't do well on the test, you don't get on....
simple as that...

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