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    Default Affirmative action - is it fair?


    Do you believe affirmative action in its current form is fair?

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    We must secure the existence of our people and a future for White Children!

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    And obviously, no, this is not fair.

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    Not by any means. It's a form of condescending racism that is unfair on several levels. It leaves people thinking 'he only got the job because he's black,' or 'she only got the job because she's a woman,' resulting in everyone wondering if that person really has what it takes. In more extreme situations, entire communities become infantilised, which leads to a downward spiral of dependence and entitlement. Further from that, it results in perfectly qualified individuals being passed over due to their race or gender.

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    No it's not fair, becuase it is ultimately based solely on the color of a persons skin (among other social factors), even if the intention is equality within the workplace. I think that business should have no right as to inquire the race of their applicants, instead only choosing potential employees through a veil of ignorance. Although such a fair policy probably isn't practical, and I worry that business, when given the oppertunity to do so, would jump on the chance to exlude people of certain social conditions, which in of itself is ultimately unfair. Thus I'm more willing to accept affirmative action on the sole basis that it is a necessary evil.

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    Not really. It also is ineffective, treating the symptom and not the problem. The problem is poor education to begin with. We need to improve the quality of education so that they can get in to schools on their own merit.
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    It is as long as you still feel bad about slavery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage Idealist View Post
    No it's not fair, becuase it is ultimately based solely on the color of a persons skin (among other social factors), even if the intention is equality within the workplace. I think that business should have no right as to inquire the race of their applicants, instead only choosing potential employees through a veil of ignorance. Although such a fair policy probably isn't practical, and I worry that business, when given the oppertunity to do so, would jump on the chance to exlude people of certain social conditions, which in of itself is ultimately unfair. Thus I'm more willing to accept affirmative action on the sole basis that it is a necessary evil.
    From my (limited) understanding of the issue, I agree with this. It seems to be mostly a temporary solution to a persistent social malady.

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    It's fair if you're benefiting from it and vice versa.

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    Why is this in 'spirituality' instead of 'politics' ?

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