Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Another Must Read at American Thinker

I've written a piece for the American Thinker on Affirmative Action and how it affects college-bound Asian-Americans. It's a timely subject, given the recent Supreme Court nomination of Judge John Roberts. Many left-wing groups are already targeting Judge Roberts based on his opposition to Affirmative Action.

Thanks go to Thomas Lifson, Editor of the American Thinker, for allowing me to post my article. His suggestions have been invaluable in helping me to streamline my writing.

6 Comments:

At 4:32 PM, Blogger Felice Luftschein said...

Interesting article. I worry about this as my son (and one more to come soon) who is adopted from Korea will most likely grow up as an incredibly lazy redneck american.
I hope he'll stand out as the only applicant who can rebuild a carburetor blindfolded...

 
At 9:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting read…College is a privilege, not a right and should not be held to achieving average population densities. I’m all for the CalTech view which uses a blind admission test and accepts only the most qualified regardless of race. Competition is good for all. If the minority or white student can’t get in on accomplishment, then too bad…send them to the regional college instead of the more qualified applicant. This is incentive to work harder to get what you want which is the essence of the free market economy.

 
At 10:54 AM, Blogger Bruce said...

I'd been musing about these issues myself over the years. Here's an excerpt from my followup:


I could never support such the rationalization that people shouldn't whine about not having a chance at a dream despite being well-qualified, and just chase after some mediocre (to the applicant) substitute of a dream. Moreover, how could the pro-quota folk then claim that it is justified to exclude Americans of Asian descent because remediation needed to be afforded to black Americans, when neither any of Asian descent were from families that had formerly owned slaves, nor all black Americans were descended from former slaves?

 
At 10:02 PM, Anonymous Ian Lau said...

Here is another unintended consequence of racial quota on university campuses. With Asian Americans systematically relegated to lower echelon universities than what they are qualified for, their "superior performance" is perpetuated and the stereotype continues. The reverse applies to blacak students.

 
At 5:53 PM, Blogger Rob said...

As usual, you write with the clarity provided by facts, James. Good article.

Since I am a member of the most discriminated against ethnicity and sex combination, I have begun to see the words "diversity" and "affirmative action" to mean: White males need not apply (or are not welcome). But over the years, with the uninclusion of Asians as a "minority", I think I'll now define the two terms as: White males and persons of Asian ethnicity need not apply (or are not welcome). Especially when dealing with university/college applications.

Diversity is a sham, affirmative action is a sham. Both are inherently racist and very unfair to all.

 
At 10:32 AM, Blogger Da Man said...

Interesting and relevant comments from all. Thanks for listening. And look for more articles at the American Thinker in the near future.

 

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