Affirmative Action abuses, success stories, non-stories

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    Post 'em if you got 'em. (p.s., this is not a subject about race, since AA applies to more than just race)



    A few examples:



    Abuse:

    Justices to Hear White Firefighters’ Bias Claims - NYTimes.com



    Success story (at least to those who consider Obama a success and not a joke which liberals played on America):

    Barack Obama



    Non-story
    (unless people can come up with a whole lot more evidence than I have heard so far):

    Herman Cain
     
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    An example of an abuse which was corrected:



    Massachusetts: Reverse Discrimination against Police, Firefighters and Municipal Employees.
     
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    But, AA does discriminate against just one race.
     
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    Really? By which you mean caucasian?

    I thought it also discriminated against Asians.



    But anyway, it's still about more than race: "race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or national origin".
     
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    With blacks having by far the highest unemployment rate, I would say Affirmative Action has been a failure.
     
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    I agree to a large degree. It has been compellingly argued that lowering standards in an attempt to increase diversity has harmed the populations which AA legislation was intended to help.
     
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    AA is demeaning, and treats certain people as second class citizens.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWS_MDJSiEE]Affirmative Action explained - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Dayton's News Source :: Top Stories - Civil Service Board Announces Police Recruit Scores

    This example was so bad that even the NAACP disagreed with it.

     
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    But if the standards for Police Officer are not lowered how will blacks get the job?
     

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