Sia☺giah
I'm pretty sure that you've got his meaning bass ackwards
Fri Feb 8, 2019 9:55pm
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He was saying that Affirmative Action shouldn't be based on RACE, but on actual ECONOMIC NEED.

SPROUT: "I have the same standards should apply for all human beings. Now, I do see value in assisting those in need. So, I would offer ECONOMIC affirmative action rather than race or gender based affirmative action...

A black kid from a poor family in the poorest part of the ghetto probably needs more help than a white kid from a well to do family in the suburbs. A white kid from a poor family in the poorest part of the trailer park probably needs more help than a black kid from a well to do family in the suburbs.

It isn't skin color that's the problem. It's economic opportunity."

Agree or disagree, that's VERY different from suggesting that there is and never was disparity by race. I think the idea is to help out ALL of those in NEED rather than just because of their skin color and, also, not to exclude poor, disadvantaged whites from the program just because of their color.


  • So only race based to you is bad...HeavyHemi, Fri Feb 8 6:57pm
    "A black kid from a poor family in the poorest part of the ghetto probably needs more help than a white kid from a well to do family in the suburbs." (this is why folks snicker at you and roll their... more
    • I'm pretty sure that you've got his meaning bass ackwards — Sia☺giah, Fri Feb 8 9:55pm
      • No, I got that.HeavyHemi, Fri Feb 8 11:53pm
        I know he says that. And I also know that he will not recognize the disadvantage that are based on race. That is my point. He wants to remove it from consideration. He believes there no inherent... more
        • minorities have faces major disadvantages over the years and that there still are some distinct disadvantages that exist, especially in urban situations. Plus the situation where young, black men... more
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