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  • Harvard Affirmation Action Lawsuit

    Fatlittlepig wonders what you esteemed individuals think about the current lawsuit/trial and the issues raised.

    Should race be considered to achieve diversity?

    Fatlittlepig will not offer an opinion at this time.

     

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    If two people are equal in all other facets, sure give it to the person who had a harder road to get there. I think race is an extremely poor proxy for measuring this.

    Colin Powells kid is better off than vast majorities of white or Asian people. These things should be treated on a case by case basis and sweeping generalizations about a whole race should not be made. It's lazy.

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    • #3
      These discussions always end badly, with feelings hurt and people banned.

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      • #4
        The only comment I will make is that I applied to a number of quality undergraduate schools, and got into all but one.

        I am comforted to know that Harvard didn't reject me on merit alone, but also on the lack of a relative with a Harvard Degree or open checkbook.

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        • #5
          While on the surface Affirmative Action seems like an idea with good enough intentions, I think the consequences are bad. I'm not a supporter of it.

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          • #6
            I think this topic has already been extensively discussed in prior threads which can be searched as desired, but I have no desire to rehash.

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            • #7


              These discussions always end badly, with feelings hurt and people banned. ?
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              I agree that it almost never ends well.

              All I can say is that I experienced reverse discrimination back home. I found that in USA it was called by a different name, affirmative action.

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              • #8
                FLP likes to stir the pot, doesn’t he?

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                • #9
                  No comment. Very FLPesque to ask a controversial question but not give FLP’s opinion.

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                  • #10
                    "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

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                    • #11
                      The only diversity I respect is economic.  Show me the applicants'   household 1040 return at age 10.

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                      • #12
                        Why are they coming at athletes?? It’s not my fault I was able to hit a baseball better than you

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                        • #13


                          Why are they coming at athletes??
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                          who is coming after the athletes?

                           


                          It’s not my fault I was able to hit a baseball better than you
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                          Using the same logic, it is not my fault that I was smarter, able to study harder and get a higher GPA and higher SAT score than you.  

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                          • #14


                            FLP likes to stir the pot, doesn’t he?
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                            Stir the pot or smoke it? But I digress. Apologies for going off topic, collateral damage occurs in both cases.

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                            • #15
                              Although an interesting lawsuit to follow, this thread seems like a bad idea to let run wild.
                              Helping those who wear the white coat get a fair shake on Wall Street since 2011

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