i've scanned some of the comments below, and all of these stupid rich white assholes sitting in front of their computer in their parent's basement have found the "truth"
they have ruminated deeply, and they come to realize their common, simple opinion to share on the "truth" about race-based admissions
all of which boil down to one dimensional uninspired thinking: opinions are like assholes... everyone has one, but most of them stink
listen up you fucking armchair upper middle class rich white assholes on kuro5hin with your "deep thoughts"
this is about TRUTH and FAIRNESS... believe it or not you dim one-dimensional asswipes, there is a difference:
the TRUTH of it all is that whites and blacks should have equal consideration when getting into higher education. if not, then it seems like blacks need "special help" getting into college.
you all got that. clap, clap, clap. throw the fucking low iq dogs a fucking bone. you're all great philosophers. yeah. glad you had to share this wonderful insight into equality. a fucking 3 year old can realize the same fucking thing.
the FAIRNESS of it is this: there are less blacks, proportionally, with a college education, than there are whites, proportionally, with a college education.
hmm, think deeply now dimwits.
this needs to be fixed. do you understand that? do you deny that this needs to be fixed? what are the options, dimwits. line them up. get in your suburban white middle class philosophical armchairs and scratch your brilliant fucking heads.
ignoring the fact of disproportionate racial degree holding will not make the problem go away. the problem will either fester, or get worse.
so you think quotas feed racist propaganda?
just think what chronic unmoveable economic and social inequality does for racist propaganda. hmmm... compare and contrast, let's see how you do on that mental skillset.
so here it is: until things are FAIR, fuck the TRUTH. why do blacks lag behind whites? history! is anyone going to deny this? the economic backgrounds of blacks, on the average, deals them a harder hand getting into higher education than whites, on the average. are you appreciating these other plain as day immovable rocks of gibraltar yet? can you juggle more than one fact in your head at a time? does selective ignoring of the elephant in the room allow you to stick with your simple ruminations?
so how do you fix the injustices of history? how do you level the economic playing field?
through education, that's how.
yes, there are a million ways to fix the economic injustices of american history, but none are as straightforward and simple as quotas in the university system to fix this education/ economic equality.
unfortunately, it's simplicity also make it a big fat fucking target to shoot down by the low iq doubters as well. "hmmm... quotas... doesn't seem fair." no shit sherlock! can you POSSIBLY expand your analytical skills to see the other UNFAIR facets of reality at play? do you insist to fix the debate at the 8th grader writing his first two page essay level of analytical skills?
"racial qutoas are unfair because they favor one race over another."
HEY YOU DIMWIT. WHAT RACE DOES FUCKING AMERICAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL REALITY FAVOR. HOW DO WE FIX IT?
more nuanced ways to deal with racial economic injustice in america also wind up seeming even more patronizing and insulting to blacks.
so we stick with quotas for the time being. ok? do you understand there is a problem? do you understand there needs to be a fix? what simple fucking facts can you not digest so far einstein?
those on the right get the idea of truth, but the concept of fairness eludes them.
the right should get their truth, but not today. they should get it later, after we all have fairness.
get it y'all?
for the assholes and morons who think quotas exist because they think blacks need "special help" getting into college, fuck them. there will always be stupid racist fucks. we can continue to ignore them, even though this debate seems to attract them like moths to a porch light.
quotas are temporary, over the span of years or decades it takes to fix historical economic imbalances. no one says its permanent.
and btw, conservative americans should stick to foreign policy and economic policy and leave social policy alone. the republicans and the right have consistently come up losers when they try to mess with social policy.
even though social policy seems to be that which is most dear to their hearts, it's also that which conservatives consistently fuck up the most. they "just don't get it" at some simple fundamental level. destined to lose.
i could leave it up to the "deep thinkers" (snicker) to figure out why this paradox seems to be so, but personally i will wAger it is because "compassionate conservatism" is about as big an oxymoron as you can get. the stupid social policy initiative of bush on affirmative action is example #1 of that oxymoron at work. there's no compassion in it, and a lot of blind self-defeating conservatism.
so my lovely "deep thinking" conservative assholes: where is your compassion, for example, for gays who just want to get fucking married, and will never affect your dear, dear divorce-ridden american family which apparently is so important to you. gays getting married in san francisco will never get near your low iq suburban kids.
likewise, a fraction of your stupid fucking white punk kids will go to their secondary school of choice so that a black kid can climb out of the social and economic historical injustices that are allayed against him. only the dimwitted racists will think of this as a bad thing. capice? DEAL WITH IT YOU FUCKS.
drop dead you stupid asshole conservative fucks, god i hate you. a waste of space and thought. nothing but dimwitted opinions formed from not taking everything into account. a bunch of "concerns" and "objections" which amount to nothing but a dim bulb.
The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.