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Affirmative Action in 2014 are you for it?

Asked by pleiades (6571points) April 14th, 2014

This has been asked back in 2008 but I want to reintroduce it. I was called a racist today because I made the statement that the child who tweeted at American Airlines would hardly see any repercussions. However someone backed me up and stated if the child were of Arab or Muslim descent she’d probably be in handcuffs already.

Anyways I’d say the ratio was 1:20 in my favor of the argument as I stated my opinion firmly others didn’t like it and claimed Affirmative Action was reverse racism. I told them I was half white and I’m not blind to the fact that white was privileged in these situations as it involves juveniles. The threat was idiotic to say the least and I made my remarks based on satire/comedy.

What are your thoughts on Affirmative Action? Still needed? Would we fall back down that unequal path without it?

Oh and I feel this quote is very telling of the girls mind frame and her place in society as an American girl.

“I’m just a fangirl pls I don’t have evil thoughts and plus I’m a white girl,”

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