The paradoxes of affirmative action

The paradoxes of affirmative action

There are 8 comments on the Evening Sun story from May 30, 2009, titled The paradoxes of affirmative action. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

There were few black students at Jacksonville University back in the mid-1990s, but I was always especially glad when one signed up for constitutional law.

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Since: Dec 07

Arlington, VA

#1 May 31, 2009
She said she believes Hispanic women generally are better qualified than white men to decide certain Constitutional issues. This is essentially the late Hunter S. Thompson's "Gonzo Journalism" theory, that if you haven't personally experienced something (like living with Hell's Angels), you aren't qualified to write about it. Of course, this is facially absurd in journalism or law. And it certainly isn't Equal Justice Under Law.

As Chief Justice Roberts wroite recently for the majority, "the way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race." "Affirmative action" is a remedial form of discrimination whose time has passed, and the Court will move in that direction even if she is appointed. She lacks the intellectual gravitas to play on the same field as Scalia or Roberts.

Midland, OR

#2 May 31, 2009
i dont believe reverse discrimination is what dr. king had in mind in"i have a deam".

“Screw the U.N,”

Since: Apr 09


#3 May 31, 2009
Affirmative action is a guaranteed vote getter. It will always be with us!!

“Depraved Indifference”

Since: Dec 08


#4 May 31, 2009
It's a proven fact that only white republican males can be racist.

Baltimore, MD

#5 Jun 1, 2009
Me, personally, I don't have mixed feelings about this at all. If this were a republican nominee that has said and done these things, what would you be saying then? I can tell you what people like you said when it was Clarence Thomas' turn as a nominee, but go ahead - tell us what you would say if it were not a liberal.....

Wallingford, CT

#6 Jun 1, 2009
Sua Sponte wrote:
It's a proven fact that only white republican males can be racist.

Is that a joke or are you serious?

Since: Aug 08

Hanover, Pa

#7 Jun 1, 2009
This nomination is pretty simple to understand. Obama nominated a liberal judge based on ideology and not based on qualifications (where have we seen that before). He chose her as a latina woman as he is quite aware that this will play well with the hispanic voters and opposition to this nomination will be potentially politically damaging to the Republicans to this growing voting group. Pretty smart actually, but coming from a President who claimed to want "change" in Washington, this reaks of the typical party driven stench that has come from Washington for decades. Just another piece of evidence that Obama is practicing politics as usual in Washington DC.
Titanium Man

Cincinnati, OH

#8 Feb 13, 2013
There is no paradox of AA.

Diversity people are the organized majority of voters, both in the US and Israel.

If you accept that the US gov should behave as a national democracy, then you've got to accept the fact that Diversity people can vote themselves legal preferences.

Diversity people function as an organized victim cult, where the following idea is always assumed true:

men oppress women
white oppress black
straight oppress LGBTQ
gentile oppress jewish
gringo oppress hispanic
healthy oppress disabled
occidental oppress asian
settler oppress native american

Celebrate Diversity:

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