On Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 12:24 PM, Robert Hansen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> What you are suggesting is that the minimum standards should be arbitrarily > lowered >
This is falsity. I did not suggest that.
> No one denies that affirmative action is indeed discrimination, except for > you.
Which "affirmative action" definition are we talking about - the BS one given by the racists - the definition that you use? Or the real definition, the one that recognizes the fact that without some use of mathematics in enforcement of anti-discrimination law, the racists win. This is what I said:
"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 of minorities that meet the minimum standards should be allowed "in the room" with the whites who meet the minimum standards.
Without something that is statistics-based like affirmative action, it is utterly impossible to meaningfully enforce anti-discrimination laws, and therefore its absence will pretty much give the green light to all those closet (or otherwise) bigots who control the entrance to "the room", meaning they will deny entrance to more and more qualified non-whites, and their good old days of not having to see non-whites "in the room" will come closer and closer to again becoming a reality."
> > On Jun 2, 2012, at 4:24 AM, Paul Tanner wrote: > > 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."