Comments on: The end of white affirmative action http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/16/the-end-of-white-affirmative-action/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: PhineasRex http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/16/the-end-of-white-affirmative-action/#comment-70693 Thu, 07 Feb 2013 00:48:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15583#comment-70693 Yeah thats what bugs me about these types of arguments. There is not really any support for affirmative action based on race. While it may have been in the time period this argument is drawing it’s argument from, today, race plays a very small role, if any, in how far you get in life. Success is much much more dependent on socioeconomic background i.e. how much money your family makes. Poor people come from all races and religions so why do we only help the Black and Hispanic ones? You have all heard of honey boo boo. If these programs are meant to lift the lowest of us out of a life of poverty then why not change affirmative action to instead be less racist and simply change the targeted group to those who are of little means in life and are today as black people were during the time period this article talks about?…. ……I think people need to start asking this question.

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By: usagadfly http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/16/the-end-of-white-affirmative-action/#comment-67053 Sun, 18 Nov 2012 12:20:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15583#comment-67053 Interestingly, the assertion about white “Affirmative Action” is based on events more than half a century ago. “Affirmative Action” was born in the first three months of office by the first of the self-proclaimed “Greatest Generation” Presidents, John Kennedy in 1961.

Another point is that white women are still white. They are the primary beneficiaries of “Affirmative Action”, witnessed by how they have now pushed white males out of higher education and, for that matter, education at all levels. Culturally most young white families look very much like black families in that they are “fatherless”, for whatever reason. Blacks are moving toward whites less than whites, especially the lower 90% economically, are moving toward blacks.

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By: elsewhere http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/16/the-end-of-white-affirmative-action/#comment-66973 Sun, 18 Nov 2012 03:29:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15583#comment-66973 Try as you might to justify welfare, it is not convincing. 16 Trillion says you are wrong as does the 1 Trillion paid through the 80 separate programs last year not to include Social Security and Medicare. Gad I do wish journalists weren’t blind and could add numbers.

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By: nixonfan http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/16/the-end-of-white-affirmative-action/#comment-66953 Sat, 17 Nov 2012 03:11:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15583#comment-66953 50 million have EBT cards payable by the taxpayer, 70 million get free medical care under Medicaid, payable by the taxpayer. 60% of households are net recipients of federal income transfers. No issue here!

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By: QuietThinker http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/16/the-end-of-white-affirmative-action/#comment-66943 Fri, 16 Nov 2012 16:44:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15583#comment-66943 I have long recognized a sense of “white entitlement” that seems to be strongest in my suburban friends. Simply put whites deserve to start out in the middle class, while blacks and Hispanics are supposed to start out as poor, exceptional individuals can then move from there up or down on his merits or flaws. However, this article pointed out the extent to which government itself has been involved in this.

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By: balancedcitizen http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/16/the-end-of-white-affirmative-action/#comment-66942 Fri, 16 Nov 2012 16:03:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15583#comment-66942 Pretty important article. Honest outlook at an ugly side of our country. I see this at work everyday at the water coolers and in “polite” conversations.

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By: Dafydd http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/16/the-end-of-white-affirmative-action/#comment-66940 Fri, 16 Nov 2012 14:54:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15583#comment-66940 I think OReilly and Romney have stated a basic truth. Sure, the groups of people that voted for Obama did so because they want stuff. They voted in their own interest. Isn’t that a large part of the point of democracy?

Why are you so mad about that? For years Republicans have played a trick in getting many lower earners to vote against their own interest, isn’t it good that has ended?

The big thing that is missing is, for me, the most significant. The only group that was bought was the autoworkers. Obama won this election in the mid west. He bought those votes with the auto bailout. Forget all the talk about a new demographic, it was good old fashioned auto workers this one turned on.

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