I am 110% in favor of affirmative action...
State sanctioned racism isn't the answer. You should be ashamed to support such a racist policy.
Race is still a big factor in American life
True because people like you keep racism alive and well
I think efforts should be made to right the wrongs of the past...
Good idea lets punish those who live now that had nothing to do with the past. Good strategy for moving ahead to a non racist society.
to Asians, to women, to blacks, to Native Americans, to children, etc. It just sucks when Americans (minorities even!) attack policies that attempt to enforce racial justice.
Supporting policies that are racist do nothing to advance racial equality.
It reminds me of when the schools were desegregated in the South... people were so pissed off about it just as people are pissed off about affirmative action now.
One form of racism is wrong to you but another form is not. You are a hypocrite.
While affirmative action helps only a handful of minorities
Like who? Those that didn't score high enough to get into medical school like me?
I would rather be denied based on my scores than excepted based on my race. I believe in merit. Race should not be a factor ever. My comments as to why affirmitive action does not apply to me was to point out the hypocrisy of the idea.
I would be very angry if some court told me I was too stupid to compete on an equal basis with white people and should get extra points based on my race alone.
Please do us minorities a favor and stop condoning racism.