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  •  I think this is the exact same reverse racism (1+ / 0-)
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    attack whites use against affirmative action, yes.  This is exactly like that white woman who sued a Texas University after she didn't get in, because if you went solely by test scores in determining admissions, she'd have been higher up in the rankings than a minority who got in instead.

    There is a very specific reason we have affirmative action programs - to work towards narrowing specific historic institutional racism disparities that has existed for centuries in this country.  We're nowhere near eliminating those intergenerational disparities, and as we've seen, and in this case seen dramatically, as soon as you abandon such programs, institutional racism jumps in to fill the gap, and whatever progress has been made is instantly wiped away.

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