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  •  that is the problem; rights are not a finite (0+ / 0-)

    resource.  Your having rights does not affect my rights, unless you wish to argue that the rights belonging to your fist do not end at my nose.  What people frequently argue they will lose as "rights" are really advantages.  I note many people who argue against AA have no problem with legacy college admissions.  So in their minds, rights depend on which womb you occupied

    •  But few are altruistic enough to choose to give (2+ / 0-)
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      up advantages so framing the discussion that way is counterproductive unless you are actually asking to take something tangible away from whites as you might be with affirmative action and even there I don't see how framing the discussion of AA that way would be productive.  I'd sell the benefits of a more diverse student body not the desire to reduce the privileges of the white student body.  

      •  I would venture a guess anyone arguing (0+ / 0-)

        the benefits to the larger student body that allowing legacy admissions (Such as GWB) affords would be a person to whom AA would ever be an acceptable situation

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