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Beyond affirmative action
Detroit News [MI], by Ben Carson

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/20/2014 12:21:05 PM

As a child growing up in Detroit and Boston, I had many opportunities to experience the ugly face of racism and witnessed the devastating toll exacted by its mean-spirited nature. I was a victim of the racism of low expectations for black children, but in retrospect, I can see that many of those attitudes were based on ignorance. Large numbers of white people actually believed that blacks were intellectually inferior, and there was a host of other inaccurate beliefs that whites held about blacks and that blacks held about whites. Many of those misperceptions probably would have persisted if measures

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: IowaDad, 2/20/2014 12:40:57 PM     (No. 9739902)

"The real question is this: Who should receive extra consideration from a nation that has a tradition of cheering for the underdog?"

Well -- let use some data. People who pay a lot of tax over their lives tend to be more valuable to our society than thoe who pay a little. So let´s encourage the IRS to publish the average tax paid by individuals classified by race, ethnicity, gender etc. etc.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/20/2014 12:57:33 PM     (No. 9739932)

Dr. Carson, all due respect but you´re missing the key ingredient to the problem...The race huslers and their political agenda to KEEP blacks down so they stay on the Liberal Plantation and vote as they are told.

Until we break that up by starving the beast it will never die.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/20/2014 1:00:18 PM     (No. 9739936)

In other words, Libs/Progressives steal OUR money to further their agenda and pay off their political cronies.

Republicans sit and watch and DO NOTHING!

It is way past the day when WE the Citizens need to slap both of them down and totally restructure how things are done...

1. NO MONEY for anyone unless you actually earn it!

and a million other items.......

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Reply 4 - Posted by: strike3, 2/20/2014 1:06:36 PM     (No. 9739945)

There are many noteable exceptions to stereotypes, Ben Carson, Thomas Sowell, Alan West to name a few examples, but unfortunately, stereotypes are usually based in fact. I know too many examples who fit the stereotype and are willing to take advantage of that status. The way I see it, anybody who would accept the advantages provided by affirmative action today are admitting inferiority. I and my family have paid the full ticket price through education and through life and wouldn´t have it any other way. I can not condone mandatory help from others in giving underachievers an advantage, which they usually waste anyway.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Maggie2u, 2/20/2014 1:06:56 PM     (No. 9739947)

Dr. Carson, with all due respect, Black´s are ´intellectually inferior.´ Why would 90% of Blacks vote for a party, that not only enslaved their ancestors, but STARTED A WAR to keep their ancestors as slaves?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: grampus, 2/20/2014 4:54:06 PM     (No. 9740248)

Some previous posts are puzzling to me. What´s not to like if one carefully reads what Dr. Carson wrote?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/20/2014 9:05:24 PM     (No. 9740509)

"Beyond affirmative action"

We don´t seem to get beyond affirmative action. For so many years, this country sought to be equal Americans. This nation is as diversified as it´s ever going to be, yet we still admit students based on ethnicity and then hire based on that standard. Why should someone´s race matter over merit ?

We have a local nonprofit raking in everyone´s tax money, but only cater to one group. They don´t take kindly to criticism about diversity.

Dennis Wholey said Expecting the world to treat you fairly is a lot like telling a bull you are a vegetarian (not exact quote).


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