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“As many as 15 percent of freshmen at America’s top schools are white students who failed to meet their university’s minimum standards for admission, according to Peter Schmidt, deputy editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education. These kids are “people with a long-standing relationship with the university,” or in other words, the children of faculty, wealthy alumni and politicians. According to Schmidt, these unqualified but privileged kids are nearly twice as common on top campuses as Black and Latino students who had benefited from affirmative action.”
It is Affirmative Action, only instead of benefiting by need or by race it’s by connections.
Personally, I always felt that Affirmative Action should be economics-based: Those with the most need (the poorest) get it. Now immediately some people are going to complain. “That’s good,” they’ll say, “But with racism black people will be cut out of Affirmative Action programs.”
Well, honey, not if you require proportional representation!
As things stand, Colin Powell’s children qualify under Affirmative Action. If they apply to school or for a job, they count towards Affirmative Action quotas. And, what’s worse: So doesn’t Colin Powell!
Colin Powell is a millionaire and a former Army general — Wait! Not just a “General,” he’s the former “Chief of Staff” at the Pentagon, the former National Security Adviser and the former Secretary of State, yet if a GM or Bank of America hired him he would count towards any Affirmative Action quotas.
…the man need a “Leg Up” like the queen needs another stick up her ass.
That’s how stupid “Affirmative Action” AS IT IS PRESENTLY INSTITUTED in this country. But it doesn’t have to be. We could change it tomorrow. We could make it more fair, we could bring more benefit to the nation as a whole or we can keep it as a ridiculous system where everyone is accusing everyone else for getting something they do not deserve.
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