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  •  Looks less likely that it will make the ballot (3+ / 0-)
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    coffeetalk, Zornorph, Neuroptimalian

    now that there has been such a powerful push back from Asians.

    If this does make the ballot it will be an issue the struggling CA GOP will love to have to try and move more Asians away from the Dems.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 10:58:56 AM PST

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    •  Lets' sacrifice the blacks and Latinos (1+ / 0-)
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      since we are confident that they won't vote for the Republicans.

      •  Should Democrats pit races against each other? (10+ / 0-)

        Should Democrats say, we are fine with imposing on Asians a disadvantage based on their race as long as that disadvantage placed on Asians based on their race benefits blacks and Latinos based on their race?  

        or, should Democrats say, the biggest impediment to a child having opportunity in today's economy is socio-economic background, and seek to benefit students that come from disadvantaged backgrounds to give them the same opportunities that the children of wealthy parents -- of all races -- have?  

        I vote for option 2.  And you have to realize that  a system of affirmative action based on socio-economic status will (if you look at race) disproportionately benefit minorities, because minorities make up a disproportionate number of poor households.  Affirmative action based on socio-economic class will target the extra opportunity to those who need it most (people from disadvantaged backgrounds) without the divisive notion of pitting races against each other based on race.  

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