Michigan Voters Ban Affirmative Action

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Race and gender can no longer be considered in college admissions, public hiring and contracting, under a hotly contested constitutional amendment that voters approved by a wide margin.

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CMB14KG

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#21
Nov 19, 2006
 
Colleen wrote:
If you were really educated on the subject you would know that minorities, which include women,still continue to be plagued with institutionalized discrimination. Meaning, whether anyone wants to admit it or not, it's built into the system. One example, predominantly white males make up paid fire depts across this country, when it comes to promotional exams, it's the white fathers who groom their sons for these exams. Minorities who came late in the game don't have access to that kind of mentoring. Don't believe it? Check statistics.
Good points!
Move out then

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#22
Nov 20, 2006
 
Good! All the Negroes can fend for themselves, rather than hide behind their so called racial inequality.
CMB14KG

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Nov 20, 2006
 
Move out then wrote:
Good! All the Negroes can fend for themselves, rather than hide behind their so called racial inequality.
Wack Job!

If this is how you feel why do you live in DETROIT?
I know it is a free country but you sound miserable.
Perhaps you should move away from the black people (maybe you already have <grin>)....

God help us if ORANGE people start appearing. I guess YOU would call them Ornegroes. Who in goverment is going to hire them? Would you hire a Ornegro?
Your sorry ass wouldn't do it. Neither would anyone else who voted the law down either. The Ornegro would not have ANY representation in the goverment workforce.
Matt

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Nov 21, 2006
 
CMB14KG wrote:
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Blame? Who is assigning blame? This is ultimately about human nature. You DONT know me. YOU have no idea what YOU are talking about. YOUR experiences as you describe them have not even scratched the SURFACE in terms of OVERT discrimination. YOU are the one that needs to grow up.
The issue with college admissions is simply a misapplication of the law by the universities. Correcting how the law was being used and dealing with abuses was the answer. Eliminating the law was a MISTAKE.
As this nation's history has repeatedly shown, people tend to gravitate toward their own race/kind and this has shown up in how people are selected for admission to public universities and jobs in the public sector from the end of slavery till the moment the law was inacted. THAT IS WHY THE LAW WAS PUT INTO EFFECT IN THE FIRST PLACE.
AA is good law if applied CORRECTLY.
You can't end discrimination by using discrimination.
CMB14KG

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Nov 21, 2006
 
Matt wrote:
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You can't end discrimination by using discrimination.
INCLUSION is NOT discrimination!!!!
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Nov 21, 2006
 
you just got done calling yourself an afro american. i thought you would consider yourself an african american. not an afro american. well that really does show your position in life. along with your beliefs. its hard to talk about an issue if your already bias. is`nt it? its like voting for someone who is rep or dem, what about voting for the person that does the job the best. what a shame to waste a wonderful mind. your brain is the same color as everyone else is. if you cant use it,you should`nt get the job!
Michigan And Detroit

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Nov 21, 2006
 
A great place to find out about Michigan And Detroit is http://growdetroit.com/blog/...
CMB14KG

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Nov 21, 2006
 
afro or african wrote:
you just got done calling yourself an afro american. i thought you would consider yourself an african american. not an afro american. well that really does show your position in life. along with your beliefs. its hard to talk about an issue if your already bias. is`nt it? its like voting for someone who is rep or dem, what about voting for the person that does the job the best. what a shame to waste a wonderful mind. your brain is the same color as everyone else is. if you cant use it,you should`nt get the job!
When your state's goverment work force race demographic shifts radically in the next 10 years, YOU WILL SEE exactly what I mean. Intelligence is always important but unfortunately our human nature overshows our skills or cognitive abilities as reflected in the last 400 years of this country's history. There MUST be legal protections in place to protect minorities from overt discrimatory practices. I still say the appropriate response to those who have abused the AA law is to deal with those instances or make revisions, NOT STRIKE DOWN THE LAW.

Since you seem to like refering to BRAINS, I hope your BRAIN can cleary process what I saying here.
Sarah

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#29
Dec 11, 2006
 
Matt wrote:
Im glad that its gone its just reverse racism, just because your black dosen't mean that you should get speical treatment, I'm sure there are still some discrimination, but there always will be, it's not just whites towards blacks it also works the other way. There are streets in detriot that I can't even walk down because I'm white. If you want to end racism it starts with you not in the government. I have been rejected for jobs and schools and I don't say it's because I'm white. I think that it's because you are just looking for an easy reason why, and race is something you can't control, so that way it's not your fault, take some responsibilty in your life and stop blaming stuff on your skin color, GROW UP!!!
This comment is very immature on your part. I grew up as a white girl in an all black neighborhood. And everything in life in based on your skin color not what you do with you life. Lets face it in todays society a black women will not have the same equal opportunities as me. Unless you grew up in it, you have no clue what it is like to be someone of a race.
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Dec 18, 2012
 
Sarah wrote:
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This comment is very immature on your part. I grew up as a white girl in an all black neighborhood. And everything in life in based on your skin color not what you do with you life. Lets face it in todays society a black women will not have the same equal opportunities as me. Unless you grew up in it, you have no clue what it is like to be someone of a race.
there is no right way to do the wrong thing. Two wrongs don't make a right. Any racial or gender disccrimination is wrong no matter who it favors. But, I'll admit something needs to be done. And it needs to be done earlier than college. Can we make it about education? Can we help make sure that inner city people disadvantaged by poverty get the same educational opportunities as affluent suburbanites? Even with AA women still were still not equally represented in the firefighting profession. Women are generally less physically strong than men. If I was being rescued from a burning building I would want the strongest person to carry me out. If it happens to be a woman great but generally men are stronger.
Brian

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#33
Dec 18, 2012
 
Detroit is a perfect example of how affirmative action works

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