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How effective is affirmative action?

#21LuigisBroPosted 5/1/2013 9:14:24 AM
Kwancahi posted...
Is there any data to back this up?


unemployment data backs it up
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#22LuigisBroPosted 5/1/2013 9:18:56 AM
CC Ricers posted...
Affirmative Action should select students based on their upbringing and family income, not race or gender.


we already have the Pell Grant and various scholarships to help poor students
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#23KwancahiPosted 5/1/2013 9:24:28 AM
Affirmative Action should select students based on their upbringing and family income, not race or gender.

Because the general fear is that, with limited resources to dedicate to AA policies, this just ends up creating a policy that greatly favors poor white students, which while certainly a very admirable goal that time and resources should be dedicated to, it is not the goal of diversity policies like AA.

Poor white students need help. I fully support policies that help poor white students, but those policies should exist in tandem with diversity policies, not at the expense of diversity policies.
#24CC RicersPosted 5/1/2013 9:29:09 AM
LuigisBro posted...
CC Ricers posted...
Affirmative Action should select students based on their upbringing and family income, not race or gender.


we already have the Pell Grant and various scholarships to help poor students


I think most scholarships should be like that (well and scholarships for super geniuses of course).

Scholarships based on race seem like they could be a gray area, but that's not really AA. I have no problem with privately funded scholarships that promote specific races.
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#25ChiTownPridePosted 5/1/2013 11:58:07 AM
Is there any data to back this up?

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/112788/race-based-affirmative-action-makes-things-worse-not-better

And what exactly does 'choice of major' have to do with how effective AA policies are?

would-be STEM majors may end up majoring in soft subjects like communications or sociology. that doesn't help them economically nor does it benefit society in general