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4699, Why Affirmative Action?
Posted by FireBrand, Wed Jun-25-03 10:52 AM
Is it admitting defeat; throwing up hands in disgust and giving up on fixing the dilema at it's root? Is is really helping minorities or is it just another form of classism keeping elite (whether finanicially or intellectually) minorities and their issues detached from the rest of their prospective groups?

Is it a useful tool? If so, is it more of a wedge to get a foot in the door...or a wedge to create a social schism?

I wonder. What do ya'll think?

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