a perfect manefestation of affirmative action is the disproportion of racial demographic within a blog community, esp. in this thread. the defi of this affirmative action has been whitewashed, since there are not enough voices from other ethnicities, which is why I need to join in this thread to balance out the concencus before yet another term is twisted. now is my action affirmative enough? you might be shaking your head in mistrust, since my action might belittle your shadowy superiority. and we all know that is not very conducive for your historically previliged status, init? speaking of why previliged, why I say proportion of ethnicities on this blog is biased toward whities. think about this you have more PCs and internet access than other, coz your dad gets a better job, and why your dad got better gig, coz he got better edu, coz his pa has got better job. previlige is not superiority! just another form of cheating. now I guess that on another level explain some kids from other backgounds might have lower GPA. coz their dad,...... and their granddad..... and it seems some of inferior kids who 'get into the backdoor' exhibits great capacity and momentum. re someone's remark about Hardy-Weinburg Equilibrium. do u know a concept called genetic drift, which indicates the disavantaged minority gene might go extinct, not because of that gene is not desirable, rather bacause of the inbreed within majority. clandesitination is detrimental for positive evolution of a population. nevertheless if your subliminal message is to bring minority into extinction,then affirmative action might be a menace to you. to sum up I throw another example, the hospital where my GF works recently recruit a whitie grad since majority of the staff are asian.
a perfect manefestation of affirmative action is the disproportion of racial demographic within a blog community, esp. in this thread. the defi of this affirmative action has been whitewashed, since there are not enough voices from other ethnicities, which is why I need to join in this thread to balance out the concencus before yet another term is twisted. now is my action affirmative enough? you might be shaking your head in mistrust, since my action might belittle your shadowy superiority. and we all know that is not very conducive for your historically previliged status, init? speaking of why previliged, why I say proportion of ethnicities on this blog is biased toward whities. think about this you have more PCs and internet access than other, coz your dad gets a better job, and why your dad got better gig, coz he got better edu, coz his pa has got better job. previlige is not superiority! just another form of cheating. now I guess that on another level explain some kids from other backgounds might have lower GPA. coz their dad,...... and their granddad..... and it seems some of inferior kids who 'get into the backdoor' exhibits great capacity and momentum. re someone's remark about Hardy-Weinburg Equilibrium. do u know a concept called genetic drift, which indicates the disavantaged minority gene might go extinct, not because of that gene is not desirable, rather bacause of the inbreed within majority. clandesitination is detrimental for positive evolution of a population. nevertheless if your subliminal message is to bring minority into extinction,then affirmative action might be a menace to you. to sum up I throw another example, the hospital where my GF works recently recruit a whitie grad since majority of the staff are asian.
by manson83 February 13, 2009

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A life-line for racists who don't approve of societal integration, especially in what has historically remained white-people sports in recent decades (i.e. hockey, gymnastics).
"Affirmative action is why the (insert ice hockey team name) has a black player."
"Did he make the team over a more qualified white player?"
"Uh...uh... not sure, but I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case."
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American institutions' way at getting back at white men for over 300 years of racism, sexism, and discrimination.
Situation:
White guy has a MBA from Princeton.

Black guy has a MBA from Pat Boone Community College.

High paying company hires black guy over white guy because the office has too many white folks.

Affirmative action:
Maybe if the white guy's grandpa and friends weren't so racist, he would of gotten the job. Say thank you grandpa.
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Policies driven to allow minorities access to education or employment
Barack Obama winning the Presidential election in 2008- Now that's Affirmative action
by gotuthinkin November 05, 2008

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A term once used to describe minority hiring quotas in America that has been transformed into the caucasian American's version of the race card in that it is used as an excuse to why minorities get something and white people don't.
Tom Hanks makes bad movies in the 80s, but becomes a AA grade actor in the 90s and gets an Oscar for Philadelphia = "He's really evolved as an actor!"

Jamie Foxx makes bad movies in the 90s, but becomes a AA grade actor in the '00s and gets an Oscar for Ray = "AFFIRMATIVE ACTION!"

...I don't get it.
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The term "affirmative action" comes from legislation like the Equal Opportunity Act which basically says that minorities (including the disabled and war vets) cannot be discriminated against for employment or enrollment in college.

That's it.
If you're complaining about getting rejected by an Ivy League school (and supposedly a black person, who you are quick to believe or imply is therefore under-qualified, got accepted instead), and not for the reason we mortals can't even dream of going to an Ivy League if we wanted to: the money; you're only proving why we need affirmative action.

If you believe the Ivy League is the epitome of higher education and not getting to attend such a school is equivalent to being denied the right to education, you're part of the problem.

If you have the time and resources to post these anti-minority rants on teh internetz, your argument holds little weight just by that fact.

White people: black people are not your problem.

(ps this is coming from a white guy who didn't even finish the writing portion of the SAT and received a substantial scholarship from his university after getting accepted there)
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affirmative action (U.S.), action taken to affirm an established policy; spec. positive action by employers to ensure that minority groups are not discriminated against during recruitment or employment - taken from oxford english dictionary
Affirmative Action is good. White ppl claims that it somehow makes life harder for them is totally wrong and is bull shit.

all the statistics prove that the affect it has on white ppl not gettin jobs, college is not significant at all. very small.

it only gets attention because of the reason that it is rare and when it happens white ppl go up in arms n shit.

o yea im asian and yes affirmative action doesnt really do much for us either and yet i dont care.
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