Shouldn't affirmative action include the mentally retarded ??

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    i mean they are in real need of help to achieve success . the claims that minorities need this boost in a system stacked against them and that it is unfair to hold them to the same standards of others .what about the mentally retarded .talk about not having an equal shot!!
     
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    Have they been irrationally discriminated against?
     
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    hell yes !!
     
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    Explain what is irrational about the policies which hold them back.
     
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    explain the policies holding minorities back .
     
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    Affirmative action is a good idea being applied in all the wrong ways.

    Entities are afraid to NOT participate in affirmative action. Instead they should find ways to be PROUD of administering affirmative action.

    Do away with quotas!!!
     
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    Are you serious? You've never seen people pick on the handicapped?

    Whatever. There should be no affirmative action, period. We have rules and should simply come down hard on anyone who discriminates against anyone for any reason. No need to divide people into groups and offer different levels of protection or help, depending on which group you're in. We should all be treated equally. Affirmative action is simple favoritism and it's not the best way. Qualifications for a job should be the number one consideration and no one should get extra points for physical characteristics.

    Same deal with hate crimes. If you attack, torture or murder someone, it's against the law. You can't prove what people were thinking and it's never necessary to prove motive- mainly because you can't.

    Affirmative action just forces companies to hire by color and not qualifications, which isn't best for anyone. Quotas are bullshit. As a minority, I have earned the opportunities and the respect I've received. I got jobs because I was qualified and I got promotions because I was dependable and good at what I did. I resent the notion that I need big brother to pull strings for me. Fuck that.
     
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    meh... some threads deserve to be encouraged... this ain't one of 'em...
     

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