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Aye, I'm a white male, so I was taught from birth to say "Sorry," but Arok Manok - 28/01/2003 10:42:19 PM

I really see the only possible end as a point where those currently considered Minorities are oppressing others, having been lifted up much further than they needed to be.

The whole controversy the Democratic Party has tried to make a bigger deal out of is the fact that at Michagan University (I know it's spelled wrong) minorites get 20 extra points on their applications, even if they score the same as a white person, because what it comes down to is if you're caucasion, you're supposedly already better off than the others. How do we know when it's okay to stop handing out freebies and extra aid and establish tests where race and ethnicity aren't even asked? When does the hand up become a constant crutch for someone who doesn't even have an ailment? When will all people be considered able to walk on their own? I know there's still discrimination and racism obstacles for many, but can we ever get rid of all of them? How can we know we're offering compensation to the right people? Are all African Americans entitled reparations for slavery? Are all Japanese Americans entitled to a little extra help because of mistreatment to their predecessors during WWII? Should we always hire women before men just because they were treated unequally in the past? Isn't that discrimination against men or whites or whatever? I understand the spirit of the measures, but not the guidelines and durations. Unfortunately, the wrong type of people might use my arguments, but I still want to know why everyone deserves extra help but me.

Arok Manok - Ex-admin Extraordinaire
Future Post-Apocalypse Warlord

I'd rather be throwing a frisbee right now

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Um, could someone please let the Democratic party know... - 28/01/2003 10:23:58 PM 194 Views
Being a Democrat - 28/01/2003 10:26:05 PM 42 Views
Wow, quick reply. - 28/01/2003 10:31:11 PM 24 Views
I've always been told I'm fast - 28/01/2003 10:35:30 PM 21 Views
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Re: Um, could someone please let the Deomcratic party know... - 28/01/2003 10:27:45 PM 30 Views
Aye, I'm a white male, so I was taught from birth to say "Sorry," but - 28/01/2003 10:42:19 PM 19 Views
Tru Dat - 28/01/2003 11:03:26 PM 11 Views
why don't i get extra help??? - 28/01/2003 11:19:38 PM 11 Views
le sigh - 28/01/2003 10:32:00 PM 27 Views
Money makes the world go round... - 28/01/2003 10:43:04 PM 11 Views
nah, money's good *hugs his wallet* - 28/01/2003 10:52:54 PM 10 Views
Typical - 28/01/2003 11:13:28 PM 20 Views
Jonah Goldberg: - 28/01/2003 11:20:03 PM 25 Views
A politically incorrect response to the whole AA/Reparations etc. - 29/01/2003 12:44:57 AM 21 Views
You kind of make sense... - 29/01/2003 09:51:47 AM 11 Views
Watch what you assume... - 30/01/2003 09:51:01 PM 2 Views
Wow - 29/01/2003 10:07:08 AM 13 Views
I hate you so much. - 29/01/2003 03:39:29 PM 13 Views
Re: I hate you so much. - 29/01/2003 09:39:16 PM 9 Views
Do you have any idea... - 30/01/2003 10:00:38 PM 4 Views
A bad comment got blown out of propotion. Lott goofed, no more. *NM* - 30/01/2003 09:54:31 PM 4 Views
So it's racist to wonder why an innocent is guilty? - 30/01/2003 09:53:36 PM 3 Views
Well, *grin* where do I begin? - 29/01/2003 01:10:08 PM 14 Views
Ah, where to begin? (Responding to all three of you) - 29/01/2003 03:34:41 PM 10 Views
Good points, you know, I read an article... - 30/01/2003 10:15:14 PM 6 Views
When will they be on equal footing? Will you be able to tell? - 30/01/2003 10:08:02 PM 4 Views