I was an affirmative action 'imposter'
I feared my accent would betray my identity, so I kept silent. I glanced self-consciously at my cheap clothes, wishing I could afford better.
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Since: Apr 13
#1 Jul 3, 2013
I read this story earlier and it is exactly spot on. What ignorant jealous uneducated poor whites do not understand is that "affirmative action" is about class and not skin tone. I could take any racist white male poster on Topix and place him in an all Black college and he would be lost, suffer poor grades, and be shown for how unintelligent he is. I could then place him in any other college or university in North America and he would do just as bad. Here's what is going to happen to poor unintelligent white people in America once "affirmative action" is dismantled: affluent White and Black people will have access to all the good schools and jobs, much like what is happening now. White people are so full of misguided anger that they do not know what is good for them. Affirmative action was as much for poor lower class white people (the majority) as it was for poor Black people.
#2 Jul 3, 2013
Whites have access now to the better schools and jobs. They also don't face social isolation as much as blacks, unless they choose it. Generally speaking.
The author of this article seemed to also have a "fascination" with whites, for no real reason, other than he didn't live around them. It seems he really had more of a problem with that than anything. It's also extremely shocking that he felt uncomfortable at Howard.
While I don't necessarily agree with Affirmative Action, I certainly can't say turning classist is the way to go either.
I stray from anything which pre judges the individual too much. Classism and racism both do the same thing and right now blacks battle both classists and racists.
Since: Oct 12
#3 Jul 3, 2013
Time to either, Sink or Swim....No more favoritism....
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