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jtem:“Caucasian students receive more than three-quarters (76%) of all institutional merit-based scholarship and grant funding
“Merit Based” means that these scholarships & grants are being awarded based on merit — test scores, grades — and without regard for race.
YOU’RE CALLING FOR RACIAL DISCRIMINATION! YOU’RE COMPLAINING ABOUT MERIT-BASED AWARDS AND DEMANDING RACE-BASED AWARDS!
I think he just doesn’t see how deep the discrimination actually goes.
Or, it goes no further than “White People”… or “Jews”… or “Bolsheviks”… or whatever the enemy du jour happens to be.
As I pointed out in the above, the call here is for an end to MERIT-BASED scholarships and to replace them with RACE-BASED awards.
As far as racism goes, that’s pretty deep…
“Hey, you earned it, but you have the wrong skin color! We have to take it away from you and give it to someone with the right skin color!”
It isn’t in the scholarship process, it’s in our policy towards urban education/crime.
It’s also in the people calling the scholarship process “Racist” for not being based on race.
Solutions should map to problems, and if they are claiming that the problem is racial discrimination then you can’t solve it by imposing racial discrimination.
To me it’s a no brainer: It’s all tied to economics. Economics impacts on everything, especially crime & socialization. Most “Poor” aren’t carbon copies of rich people only they have less money, they are socialized completely different. They see the world different and have different expectations. “Values” is a word thrown around a lot. For however you want to define it, the poor have different “Values” (some for the better, some for the worse).
We’ve got a snowballing effect going: Economics leads to rifts in “Values,” which leads to everything in how we see education, what it can do for us — expectations and the like. It all impacts on performance.
Personally, as a “Liberal” I always supported Affirmative Action, but on economic grounds. A poor person is a poor person, regardless of skin color. We should make an effort to break the cycle of poverty, it really would benefit EVERYONE in the nation, but economic based “Affirmative Action” is not racism, and it does not claim that MERIT-BASED awards are unfair. It just recognizes that there is a cycle of poverty, and that it will not be broken unless society helps.
All right wing propaganda aside, poverty is growing. A person is far more likely to enter poverty than a person in poverty is to “Make it.” Economic-Based “Affirmative Action” would help those in need without discrimination, and without faulting those who are not in need.
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