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Afirmative action is unfair because it discriminates on the basis of race against poorer white people.
White households had incomes that were two-thirds higher than blacks and 40 percent higher than Hispanics last year, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau. White adults were also more likely than black and Hispanic adults to have college degrees and to own their own homes. They were less likely to live in poverty.
It is needed as white people hold the biscuits. These issues need to be adressed and people like you do not help...
Originally posted by purplemer
It (afirmative action) is needed as white people hold the biscuits. These issues need to be adressed and people like you do not help...
Originally posted by purplemer
White households had incomes that were two-thirds higher than blacks and 40 percent higher than Hispanics last year, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau.
Good first post!
Originally posted by YourImaginaryFriend
every race discriminates against one another thats just the sad world we live in today. everyones just got to live with it and get on with life. if u let trivial things like one race getting there own McDonalds website bother you youve got too much time on your hands. at the end of the day some people are rich some are poor, some people seem to get more benefits than others. thats just life
sorry if that bored you had to get my first ever post out the way
Originally posted by AnIntellectualRedneck
There are plenty of white folks that overcome long odds (like broken homes and poverty), but a minority is given all kinds of help and encouragement for doing so while the white person gets little to nothing for it.
Well, for better or worse, it's a statistical game. Per capita, there are less so-called "White" people in poverty than Black or Hispanic, so, by that fact alone, even though the shear number of "White" people in poverty is higher, the percentage of Black and "Hispanic" people is higher than "White".
There are plenty of poor white people, there are plenty of white kids that are ignored and tossed aside in school. When a black kid overcomes these odds, he's given all sorts of aid; when a white kid does, nobody cares because he's white.
If we've got to have a lower standard for the black kids that went to the same school as me, then that means they can't do as good as me, and that means that they're inherently inferior to me.
Frankly, it's because I believe in equality that the lower standards thing ticks me off. It's not fair, or right, for me to have to work a lot harder than them for the same results. And because people seem to think that it's okay for me to have to work harder simply because of my skin color, I feel justified in asserting anti-white discrimination. Because, if we're being intellectually honest, that's exactly what such a thing is.
Originally posted by MastaShake
i know for a FACT that this is the case in some schools in nyc. If say a black kid cut class a majority of the year and came back near the end to take the midterms/finals he would get a pass (65) regardless of how well he did on the tests. if a white kid did this however he would get a failing grade even if he got a perfect score on the finals/midterms. i talked to a few of my teachers about this and they all had the same reply. "if too many black kids fail we will lose funding from the state"