[QUOTE=tengineer1;181976]OK pity person I will feed your troll self. Affirmative action was enacted as a forced measure to jump start past discrimination. It helped to a point. Unfortunately some organizations whether schools or corporations went by the color or sex of the law instead of doing the hard work of screening employees/students to choose the best qualified of the minority they were supposed to help. Many good minority people were passed over while less qualified minority people were chosen. This gave the entire affirmative action program a bad name. This was in some cases deliberate. I do NOT insist on affirmative action programs to help these groups because it simply does not work. One of the largest minority groups in the USA now is Asian. They do not ask for affirmative action they simply work their ass off and make their own affirmative action. Not all are successful but most insist their “minority” children get a good education, endure the name calling and just work!! Which minority group, male and female, is admitted to top universities based on qualifications at a much higher rate than their percentage of the population?When was the last time you saw a homeless east Asian? In the USA there is a group of people which have a sense of entitlement and seem to aspire to the lowest common denominator. They don’t read but are told how to think by Fox news or the other lowest culture that speaks their language and commiserates with them. I don’t know which feels sorriest for themselves and feels they are owed more; dumbass white people or dumbass black people.
My congress critter cannot change that mindset and probably is just a big a idiot as those that sit around blaming everyone else rather than educating themselves. Were people better educated perhaps they would realize the people that pay congress along with the media which is owned by the same people have so manipulated the USA as to make it an oligarchy.[/QUOTE]
Tengineer1, just so you know…some universities have started affirmative action programs for male students. They have been scoring consistently lower at the SATs, which have led to unbalanced populations on the campuses. Some of them have lowered the standards for male students just to get more of them in. They are not looking at race, they are just trying to get more of them in to get the numbers evened out again.
Your diatribe, goes against many studies on affirmative action. When the plans are layed out, a minority or protected group of at least equal qualifications to their white male counterparts should be chosen. The spots are not even supposed to be for all of them, sometimes just a small portion of whatever accurately represents the available workforce considering population and equal qualifications. It has been noted that black females at the corporate level often have two or three degrees more than their white male counterparts which sometimes have no degree at all.
Affirmative action is the only reason there are women or minority officers on U.S. flagged ships at all (especially government owned ones). Before affirmative action, almost every available position would almost always go exclusively to white males, regardless of qualifications. Yes, probably a few bad ones slip through the cracks every now and then, but who cares? I have seen an excessive amount of horribly stupid people in positions they shouldn’t be due to the good 'ole boy system and nepotism which has nothing to do with qualifications.