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DerbyDad03 wrote:

Actually, it could refer to almost anything, that's why I was asking.
"The term affirmative action refers to policies that take race, ethnicity, physical disabilities, military career, sex, or a person's parents' social class into consideration in an attempt to promote equal opportunity or increase ethnic or other forms of diversity."
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HeyBub wrote the following:

Somehow, talent, education, and experience, is missing from that policy.
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willshak wrote:

Well, yeah. Those go to ability, merit, talent; all qualities of elitism which is what affirmative action is meant to overcome.
Here's a simple question illustrating the pervasiveness of affirmative action: What percentage of the population of London is African-American? (answer below)
Virtually zero. Blacks in London would be called (by Americans) "African-Anglos." The British have a word for blacks, but I don't know what it is.
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HeyBub wrote the following:

Yeah, overcome ability, merit, talent, experience, and expertise. Who would you like to have perform heart surgery on you: A black surgeon who attained his degree under the same conditions as a white doctor, or one who got his degree because of affirmative action?

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willshak wrote:

While I agree that affirmative action, especially when race-based, sucks ass (I might even lean left far enough to admit for economically based AA) I seriously doubt that any medical school will grant a degree to an unqualified person. AA just gets you admitted, you still have to prove that you can do the work.
Of course, if *I* am having major surgery, I don't want just "qualified," I want the freaking Rembrandt of surgeons...
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Nate Nagel wrote the following:

Then you just missed Dr. Fletcher Johnson, a cardiologist at Nyack Hospital (NY), a 6'5" black man whose hands were too big to get both in a chest cavity, so he practiced tying sutures with the fingers on one hand. Sadly, he died..
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HeyBub wrote:

When I went through a course to get my broadcast engineering license over 30 years ago, there was one female in the class. She knew nothing about electronics and had no practical experience in the field at all. Me and the other guys had been working in the field of electronics for some years and took the course so we could breeze through the FCC exam. The gal in the class learned the answers by rote and passed the test therefore getting herself a first class ticket from The FCC. She was immediately hired by a radio station because she was female, a WHITE female. Those of you who think Affirmative Action applies only to Negro Americans are the real bigots. Like one of my darker cousins once remarked: "Hell, dey be stupid white folks too." This Affirmative Action diversity male bovine droppings nonsense reminds me of the handicap parking spaces at the front door of the ladder supply house. We had a blind judge in the county court system who was atrocious, he was a total idiot who would often fall asleep during court. He was WHITE! I don't think his stellar performance in the legal field is what got him his appointment as a judge.
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Perhaps by its definition? Ya think?
Furthermore, this particular poster (Doofus) has a history of making racial remarks in this group.
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On Jan 11, 2:57pm, snipped-for-privacy@milmac.com (Doug Miller) wrote:

How do you get a job as an "Affirmative Action proof reader"?
What's the pay scale?
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DerbyDad03 wrote the following:

Same as a more intelligent, experienced worker.
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DerbyDad03 wrote:

Are fluent in Ebonics?
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Doug Miller wrote:

Who said anything about race? What a maroon. I doubt you can define racism. You assume that all dumb asses are persons of color, you're the bigot.
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