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Affirmative Action Battle Has a New Focus: Asian-Americans

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Dpack22 wrote:
Aug 5th, 2017 9:52 pm
Wouldn't it be nice if we accepted people into med school based on intelligence and merit, and not skin color. Maybe that crazy woman asking for a white doctor wasn't as crazy as we thought?
Actually she WAS crazy.

1. Because the Doctors in that clinic she was yelling/screaming like a psycho, were Asian (brown = Asian, in American terms; google "indian doctors USA" for information on how much white-americans LOVE brown doctors), and this thread is about how good Asian pre-meds are

2. In Canada, we don't have race-based med school admissions, unlike the U.S.
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konfusion666 wrote:
Aug 6th, 2017 2:05 pm
Actually she WAS crazy.

1. Because the Doctors in that clinic she was yelling/screaming like a psycho, were Asian (brown = Asian, in American terms; google "indian doctors USA" for information on how much white-americans LOVE brown doctors), and this thread is about how good Asian pre-meds are

2. In Canada, we don't have race-based med school admissions, unlike the U.S.
http://mdprogram.mcmaster.ca/md-program ... applicants
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http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/03/opinions/ ... index.html

Liberals can't handle the Asian factor in affirmative action

If you doubt that affirmative action policies in college admissions need a bright dose of sunlight, just read the first sentence of The New York Times story that purported to reveal a new Justice Department initiative to examine those policies. The story, which the administration has disputed, asserts that the aim of the Trump administration is to investigate and sue schools over actions that "discriminate against white applicants."

Do you see the problem? It's a common one in liberal defenses of affirmative action. We realize it in an admission a few sentences later in the story. The Justice Department document that The Times has obtained, you see, says nothing about white people. In fact, the document doesn't identify any specific victim of affirmative action, only the procedures of "intentional race-based discrimination."

Now, most people assume, as the Times reporter does, that white applicants are the ones who suffer when schools lower the bar for minority students. When the Supreme Court decided against Abigail Fisher in her challenge to affirmative action policies at the University of Texas, the interim president of the University of Houston Downtown predicted that while "moral order has been restored in the universe, there will be more aggrieved whites." A journalist for The Root cast threats to affirmative action as the restoration of "white-collar white supremacy."

When we look at affirmative action policies at selective institutions, though, it isn't whites who will benefit the most if they are restricted. It is, potentially, Asians.
I'm At The W, But I Can't Meet You In The Lobby, Girl I Gotta Watch My Back, Cuz I'm Not Just Anybody, I Seen Em' Stand In Line, Just To Get Beside Her, That's When We Disappear, You Need GPS To Find Her, Oh That Was Your Girl? I Thought I Recognized Her."
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CheapScotch wrote:
Aug 4th, 2017 5:55 am
We have AA in Canada too, only it is called Employment Equity, and it is completely legal

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Employmen ... y_(Canada)
They don't hide it all. Natives get "gladue" consideration when facing criminal sentencing and preferential admissions into universities. It's so very obvious when admissions ask "what race you identify with". If aa wasn't a thing, the question wouldn't be asked.
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Sparky9087 wrote:
Aug 12th, 2017 8:57 pm
They don't hide it all. Natives get "gladue" consideration when facing criminal sentencing and preferential admissions into universities. It's so very obvious when admissions ask "what race you identify with". If aa wasn't a thing, the question wouldn't be asked.
I have no problem.giving native Indians whatever they want. Up to a point that is fine with me. Anyone who spreads hate about them should be locked up then deported back to their ancestral lands. Including whites...back to Britain.
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why does the gov't use Asian Americans as scapegoats for anything related to education?

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