Well, you asked "Who is the person who thinks affirmative action is a good idea and has the power to see it done in American schools?"
I don't recall even suggesting that I like my answer. But it *is* the answer to your question.
Or do you have a better answer?
On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 11:03 PM, Haim <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Lou Talman Posted: May 30, 2012 9:59 PM > > >Whether we like it or not, affirmative reaction is the > >law of the land. > > Reading a mathematician on politics makes me think of an economist > trying to solve a real problem: > > A physicist, a chemist, and an economist are stranded on a desert island > with no food, until a can of beans washes up. But, how to open the can? > > The physicist says they could bash it open with a rock. The others object > because the beans would just splatter all over the place. > > The chemist thinks they could let the sea water rust through the can, but > they all agree that would take too long. > > Finally, after a long, pensive interval, the economist exclaims, "Eureka! > Assume a can opener." > > Haim > Shovel ready? What shovel ready? >
-- --Louis A. Talman Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences Metropolitan State College of Denver