quote:Well, DD, that 42% drop in Black Enrollment seems to be proof, in and of itself - like it or not whether it says enough or not - that this particular vechile has been scaled down drastically. Drastically decreasing the chances. But it's funny how you don't examine the logic and arguments of those who hardly ever present stats or objective information in support of their positions.
And, moreover, your very own comments make the Boston Latin example one where you too invest a degree of certitude into how much is lost with that 42% Drop in Black Enrollment there. Hmmmm...
Right on point Nmaginate.
JanesT can't accept that to remove the racial consideration in admissions would impact Black students and relegate them to the other lower quality schools and will allow Boston Latin to become lilly White as the White kids who have benefitted from the legacy of White racism of the past have this perpetuated in their lives today despite the fact that they were not born back then. This alone is justification for Affirmative Action admissions. Black students because of our current societal context simply can't be expected to be able to compete with these White students. To remove these programs would be to injure Black people. I can't understand why JanesT would apply his THEORY only to have the effects of snatching Black students out of a good, majority White school and relegate them to a majority Black school. This in and of itself is structural racism.
We must always be mindful of conservatives like JanesT. They will always attempt to issolate Black people, having us congregated off on our own and then seek to cut funding to us so that we will fail. It happened during Jim Crow and it is alive today. We need to have Black kids and White kids going to school together. They wouldn't dare shortchange their own children's education so the fact that we are there as well means that Black people get lifted to the prevailing standard because overt racism is outlawed.
This is the essence of Kevin's policies. We need to stay close to the White folks so they can't screw us as we are off on our own. I agree with you.