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Old August 3rd, 2006, 10:14 PM   #1
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Old August 4th, 2006, 01:59 AM   #2
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My thoughts are that affirmative action is working and has done a great job of putting minorities in places that they could not reach in the past such as doctors and laywers and engineers and such. I do not think it is needed anylonger at the undergraduate level but it might still be needed at the graduate /doctorate level to continue the process.

I do see it being eventually phased out.
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It's time that race and gender-based quotas go away.

There was a time, but that time has passed. There will always be people who don't accept others, and no amount of government programs are going to change the flaws inherent in human nature.

It hurts the individual who achieves something by casting doubt on their accomplishments ("did they really do it, or was it EEO?").

It hurts the individual who lacks the "favored" demographics by holding them to a higher standard, and flat-out eliminating opportunites.

And frankly, it's discrimination (i.e. arbitrarily favoring one individual over another based on demographics, not abilities).

Let's have a completely color-blind, gender-blind, physical ability-blind (where appropriate) system where people succeed (and fail, because some always will) based on their capabilities and contribution. More than anything, that will help close the gaps between the many divisions (race, gender, physical ability), because as long as one group has any kind of unfair advantage over another, that's where resentment begins.
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