The Bakke Decision

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  1. nycflasher
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    Bakke decision
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    (BAK-ee) An important ruling on affirmative action given by the Supreme Court in 1978. Allan Bakke, a white man, was denied admission to a medical school that had admitted black candidates with weaker academic credentials. Bakke contended that he was a victim of racial discrimination. The Court ruled that Bakke had been illegally denied admission to the medical school, but also that medical schools were entitled to consider race as a factor in admissions. The Court thus upheld the general principle of affirmative action. __1
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    Worth discussing I think...
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    Listen carefully... I think I just heard a can of worms being POPPED open.

    Seriously, though, this has the potential of turning into an OCA/RWA/NewGuy bashfest. There have been several threads on AA, with many people arguing for/against it, for various reasons.
     
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    What an inconsistent decision. They recognized that it was a violation of that man's rights, but ALSO decided to leave the policy in place. Totally logically inconsistent, in my opinion.

    I know you probably think this is a win win. I don't see it that way. Never will. I'm closed minded on this issue. Your free to have your opinion as well.
     
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    Nah Jeff my non racist position has been thoroughly and articulately explained by me several times, i'm done with this issue here.
     
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    Good to hear! :thup: :beer:
     
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    And now that you no why....what? Don't leave us hanging, I'm sure there is something real clever coming next.

    Have another Natty Light :rolleyes:
     
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    Gotta know how awful that stuff is to appreciate that. That's just laugh out loud funny right there.
     
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    you= :crutch:
     
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    You know what, you don't have any idea what this is about so respectfully stay out of it.
     
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    Is it about racism?
     

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