On Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 3:07 AM, Louis Talman <email@example.com> wrote: > > > On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 3:32 PM, Paul Tanner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > >> >> First, with respect to doctors - and I know since I grew up in a >> medical family and still have family members who are doctors - you >> won't know whether they "far exceeded the minimum standards" on the >> exams unless you asked them for written proof as to their their scores >> on the exams. > > > Oh, dear. I didn't ask you what you would know. > > I asked you what you would prefer. >
That's a cop out. Since we can prefer lots of things we could never have, asking someone what they prefer - if that question is to be meaningful - is to apply to what they could have. And I told you that in this real world of ours, most people simply do not have the option to have what you put forth.
And what I said what this: "The idea that affirmative action is color based discrimination or different sets of rules depending on skin color is a racist falsity. Affirmative action is merely the idea that a proportionate amount or minorities that meet the minimum standards should be allowed "in the room" with the whites who meet the minimum standards."
And you came back with a non sequitur that also was elitist from the commoner's perspective, asking what one would prefer from set of choices not available to the common folk.