Affirmative Action sabotages black people!

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    Do you think Affirmative Action sabotages minority groups?




    "You do not take a person who, for years, has been hobbled by chains and liberate him, bring him up to the starting line of a race and then say, "you are free to compete with all the others," and still justly believe that you have been completely fair.

    Thus it is not enough just to open the gates of opportunity. All our citizens must have the ability to walk through those gates."
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    Sometimes.

    Affirmative Action gives preferential treatment to a person based on the color of their skin. And all the while I thought we were supposed be treated equally. Silly me.
     
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    Affirmative action is completely against everything Dr. King fought for
     
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    While I agree with you and understand where you're coming from, it's important to remember that slavery was only abolished five generations ago and that blacks had nothing to start with at that point. Whites were essentially given a head start in creating a good life for themselves, thus I understand the need to help blacks get on their feet so that they could make something of themselves. The question really is 'When do we stop affirmative action?' In other words, when will blacks have been given enough help to where they should be on par with white people as far as jobs and income go?

    As far as affirmative action for other races, I see no basis for that whatsoever, especially if they broke the law and came here illegally. America has never enslaved the entire population of latinos, asians, etc. If latinos, for example, choose to learn English and come here legally, they wouldn't need affirmative action. Instead, they choose to come here without assimilating any and then expect a handout for because of their incompetence with technology, language, etc.
     
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    I think you might be right there!
    Also one thing I have learned since posting this is a black person who is selected to attend an Ivy League law school with lower scores or scoring average scores for such school is more likely to drop out or not pass the bar then a black person with the same scores who goes to say a state law school.
     
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    Whites have given blacks the presidency for God sake's but guess what ? That will be defined as "only a start". Blacks can however look to Washington and ask a black man to give them what they want instead of bitterly bitching that they have no representation there.
     
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    That is not the point of my thread! Do you think affirmative action hurts black people yes or no?
     
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    It depends.

    Maybe it's finally time to do away with it, though.
     
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    Giving anyone an advantage hurts everyone.
     

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