Affirmative Action for the poor instead of certain races?

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Discus: What Are My Chances?: December 2002 Archive: Affirmative Action for the poor instead of certain races?
By Eric on Sunday, December 01, 2002 - 05:12 am: Edit

Wouldn't it make sense to have affirmative action based on actual economic level than based just on race? Their are poor white kids who need more help getting in than affluent minority students. Isn't it unfair to say that just because someone is white they have gotten an easy ride through life and just because someone is black or hispanic they have been disadvantaged?

By libertarian on Sunday, December 01, 2002 - 08:57 am: Edit

*cough* SOCIALISM *cough*

By blah on Sunday, December 01, 2002 - 11:53 pm: Edit

i say both suck. Even though I am a minority, I believe anyone in any situation can make it with what they have. If you don't agree, go to a community college.

By t19 on Monday, December 02, 2002 - 11:44 am: Edit

I agree with Eric. As a white person, I understand I must pay for the crimes against humanity that my forefathers committed. But black people who are the son of NFL player or a Michael Jordan aren't exactly disadvantaged. And why should I have a better chance of getting in than an Asian person, just because Asians always score higher than whites? Most of the Asians in my town (in Virginia) are either immigrants or the children of immigrants. They are not more advantaged than white people, or even black people for that matter. Yet Hispanics, who are immigrants just like Asians, are given excellent affirmative action just because they always score at the bottom, instead of at the top like Asians. So the point is your race does not advantage or disadvantage you nearly as much as your economic status. Blacks and Hispanics tend to be poor. Asians usually save their money. Us whites were always rich to begin with because of our historic exploitation of others. People who are poor can't afford books or tutors, so they need help. I've never heard of a black who couldn't get a tutor or buy a book (unless poor).

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