Black People Politics : ‘Worst Negro in history’: Clarence Thomas catches hate after SCOTUS’ affirmative action ruling

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    This should serve as a wake-up call that Affirmative Actions will not be around forever. At this point in history, why should we be dependent upon quotas to get into college? Shouldn't we encourage and inspire excellence in our students? Shouldn't we expect them to perform to their potential? Is our potential any less than their potential? Do you really want something given to you that you didn't earn? Maybe it's just my pride, but shouldn't we compete with our contemporaries based on merit alone. If I don't earn it, I don't want it. That mindset would make us a stronger people and prepare us for the reality that Affirmative Actions is going away.

    It's time to rise to the occasion.
     
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    because the system of white supremacy is in full effect.......
     
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    We can't and shouldn't rely on that crutch forever. If we see a Black student rejected for school who outperformed a White student who was accepted, then we have something to complain about. Otherwise, that student should simply step up his/her game. We must inspire the pursuit of excellence, not the pursuit of quotas.
     
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    does this also apply to the children of alumnae?
     
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    Admittance should be based on GPA, SAT, and/or ACT.
     
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    is the GPA from a ghetto school the same as from a private school?
     
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    WE are at the helm of our schools, we parent our children, we set the value our children place on education as compared to sports, entertainment, fashion. If we fail at inspiring excellence among our students (and they are capable of competing if expectations were high and excuses were rejected) that's a lick on us. We can't expect to gain the respect of the world while pretending we need anything more than an equal OPPORTUNITY.

    There should no more be a quota to get accepted into school than there should be a quota to get accepted onto an NBA team.
     
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    Ghetto schools are what we make them to be and what we allow them to be. Nothing more, nothing less.
     
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    No doubt about it, your pride stands in the way and blocks by preclusion the reality of Chief Justice Roberts and arbitrary law.

    Roberts has gutted the Voting Rights Act, and now, Affirmative Action. His point of view on racism serves as a guide to undoing much needed constitutional protection from racists, and continual racism that exists. Try and wrap your mind around this:

    "Roberts wrote that the requirement was a “dramatic departure” from the principle of “equal sovereignty” that was no longer necessary because the tide of racism in America and the South had receded."
    http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/demeaning-insult-chief-justice-john-roberts-voting-rights-act-decision

    Sotomayor Attacks John Roberts' Views On Race As 'Out Of Touch With Reality'

    "In my colleagues' view, examining the racial impact of legislation only perpetuates racial discrimination. This refusal to accept the stark reality that race matters is regrettable. The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race, and to apply the Constitution with eyes open to the unfortunate effects of centuries of racial discrimination. As members of the judiciary tasked with intervening to carry out the guarantee of equal protection, we ought not sit back and wish away, rather than confront, the racial inequality that exists in our society. It is this view that works harm, by perpetuating the facile notion that what makes race matter is acknowledging the simple truth that race does matter."
    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/sonia-sotomayor-john-roberts-race-affirmative-action


    Speaking to the remainder of your argument, no parent fails to want the best for theirs, the problem is the playing field upon which life is pursued for minorities, it is not level ... how do we level that playing field, Ken Taylor?





     
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