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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Michael ·
I've lived in predominate Black communities, such as Oakland, Detroit, Baltimore, Compton, Watts, and South Central Los Angeles (when it was predominately Black), the working class community of Inglewood, West of La Brea when it was predominately Caucasian, stayed with a Canadian Caucasian farm family during my youth while with other family members, an integrated community such as West Adams where I continue to live until this day...... .......to which in every instance the predominately...
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Reading for COMPREHENSION is fundamental. I SAID FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE WHITE LIBERAL RACIST as long as the Black man does not express any notions of REAL INDEPEDENCE - such as the drive for REPARATIONS - then the Black man will remain in the good graces of the White Protective Liberal. When Ted Kennedy is "attacking the system" on behalf of the BQPF he is a friend who will help them acheive their goals WITHIN THE SYSTEM ITSELF. When the issue of REPARATIONS comes about it is TED...
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Re: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

James Wesley Chester ·
I can live with K41's reply i.e. equal reward for equal effort. I know what the 'end of the rainbow' is, but my ultimate expectation of America is societal parity. Not equality, but parity. And we have the key to that, not European-Americans. It appears we will be a long, long time achieving 'equal reward for equal effort'. We will not even demand equal treatment under the law. What can we expect??? That is more on point. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Vouchers ???

Nmaginate ·
I don't think either JWC or SweetWuzzy quite got Nmag's clear point. With all the anti-school desegregation machinations where Whites tried to get government funding for their private schools... I'm like trying to see how come that RACIST history is ignored or forgotten. To answer Sweet... The intention is for Whites to obtain government subsidies for their private school perogatives. The problem and even the reason for concern over integration is how it is an American Social/Political Fact...
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Re: Vouchers ???

Empty Purnata ·
Now there is no debating that. Anyone who tries to deny the fact that "school vouchers" have a racist past, and most likely a racist modern-day intent, have their heads buried in the ground. Of course, many White racists will deny it to the end, and their Black-faced, chicken-eating, greasy-grinnin', coon-shuffling lackies will follow them to the ends of the Earth and beyond.
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Re: Vouchers ???

Nmaginate ·
Yahoo!! PUSSY!!! Over << here >> PUSSY!!! Man, I feel like the Gap Band singing, "You Can't Keep Runnin'"... But your PUNK ASS is full of sprints. Why is it that RHETORIC is the only and best tool in your busted ass tool box, CON-Feed? Never the one to engage. So you just BULLSHIT! Now, let's have it. What is the source of your Flailing, Grasping ISSUES? You obviously will never understand or submit to comprehending ENLISH!!! What's up with this connection you're trying to...
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Re: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

Sandye ·
IMHO, we should be striving to become a unified, self-sufficient African American community. We should encourage and support small individuals who have the potential to be the next Donald Trump or Bill Gates. We should establish more of our own banks, improve our urban "blight", develop business and professional incubators to enable us to decrease our dependency on those who seek our demise rather than our growth. Education is certainly key to self-sufficiency and we should strive to...
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Re: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

James Wesley Chester ·
We, Americans who are African American, should aspire to a place and role of parity in American society. That place will enable us, as a people, to (finally) have equal protection under the law. That place would have our ancestral nationality to be recognized as an integral party our society. That place would enable us to function as individuals as every other individual in our society. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

James Wesley Chester ·
"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."---King I like that. It should be on a wall someplace, or used in the opening of every African American church. After all, that is the place we be found in numbers on a frequent and regular basis. I have used 'invincible ignorance' for years as an unknowing substitute for 'conscious stupidity'. This strikes me as another way to say the controversial words, 'We are our own worst enemy.' We refuse to...
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

Nmaginate ·
Ummm... No, obviously, you don't. And this is exactly why: "I see there being two sides to the process." I'm going to be crude because you're working under the false assumption that Black people need to know something about White people. That's a rather curious idea especially when you say: Very few white people ever think about 'being white' and what that means... white privilege. Hmmm... Black people know White Privilege. What is it you think Black people stand to learn about White people...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

RadioRaheem ·
My Take on part two..in bold http://www.sptimes.com/2004/10/02/Floridian/More_responses_to__Do.shtml Andre King Great article on the status of black man/woman relationships. I don't think that that is the end of the black man's opinion on this, however. Even though there were a variety of opinions on the subject, most of them seemed little more than simple preferences. And that is what I think all of this boils down to. If I were to date a woman of another race, I would date her because I...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Rowe ·
I think its wonderful that you've signed up for the Junior Achievement program. Rather than simply complaining about the problems experienced by some young people, you are contributing time and effort towards solving them. However, just make certain that you do not forget to inlcude some positive affirmations about young people in your program of indoctrinationin as well. I think the children will be a lot receptive to your ideas of improvement if you would, at times, acknowledge something...
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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

Nmaginate ·
More like have enough self-respect and self-esteem as to not discredit his/their own intelligence by thinking dumb shit like that will fly. At least make a more compelling case, if there is one... (Oops! There isn't one). It's really sad and I sorta feel sorry for people who have problems saying things beyond the little juvenile simplistic, half-a-first-thought ridiculous ideas they think would or should resonate. Here's a short list of this Child's Themes (with him thinking he's talking to...
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

Frenchy ·
Woah. Somehow, I edited your post instead of posting under my own name. Give me a second to correct that.
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Re: How about those Blue Devils?????

ocatchings ·
Speaking of upsets the Duke/Georgetown game wasn't as big as North Dakota surprising Wisconsin as some "experts" felt Duke would lose. Again the under-dog does it again Also, If I may get your opinion on the athlete vs. others debate......... Concerning Olympic b-ball, do we need athletes or team players? I personally feel he US will not medal in the next games due to the egos we have on the court. catch
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Nmaginate ·
First, you have to appreciate the probolems that the mass attendance of HBCU's has, the way you seem to suggest it. It's something that's not exactly feasible, financially or geographically, no matter how much I support the idea. So, what are the incentives to make this happen and to get more African-Americans to go to already struggling HBCU's? Me, I'm in favor of a permanent, "unified" Black Congress of sorts that purposely sets out to house the whole spectrum of Black ideas, philosophies...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Empty Purnata ·
And with that said, instead of being "Democrats" or "Republicans" or "Independents" or "Libertarians", I think we should create our own parties that address OUR (the Black Community's) particular needs. None of these other parties arddress our needs, and we need to stop giving them our support. Now we can do fusion voting (belonging to these other parties, but support the main parties if need-be), but I think we need to have less membership within them en masse. I'm all for the...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

sunnubian ·
_____________________________________________ ______________________________________________ I couldn't agree more, but then that brings us back to that 'unity' thing, wherein the whole of African America (preferable under the umbrella of your African American Congress of sorts) has to come together (unity) to vote, build political bases, raise the funds that it would take to challange the present laws, discriminate sentencing laws, abuses of power, wrongful convictions, unconstitutional...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Noah The African ·
I think that actions are motivated by emotions, when not motivated directly by instinct without thought. Some emotions thus produce an instinctive reaction, such as fear producing the action resultant of fight or flight. Unity is an action and hence requires a prerequisite emotion to motivate towards the instinctive reaction to the emotion. There is nothing that creates unity more than a shared enemy. This is why this nation always embarks upon a campaign of demonizing an entity in order to...
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Re: Civil Rights Focus Shift Roils Staff At Justice

Kweli4Real ·
Politics Alleged In Voting Cases Justice Officials Are Accused of Influence By Dan Eggen Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, January 23, 2006; A01 The Justice Department's voting section, a small and usually obscure unit that enforces the Voting Rights Act and other federal election laws, has been thrust into the center of a growing debate over recent departures and controversial decisions in the Civil Rights Division as a whole. Many current and former lawyers in the section charge that...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

FireFly ·
Asking for trouble HB HB... there are a lot of intelligent beautiful black sistas under your nose on this site - including Frenchy! The day I find my black artist-sculptor-community-activist though, I'll let you know lol. .
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
Frenchy is looking for the cream of the crop. She's dating down if she considers me. I'm unworthy of her.
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Re: Al Sharpton Accuses Bush Of Fueling Homophobia Among Blacks

UppityNegress ·
Disclaimer: homosexuality isn't my cup of tea, but I don't feel the need to discriminate against them (and thus spit in the face of the Constitution! ), nor do I condone those who do. I am in favor of equal rights and protection under the law for ALL. That being said.... " yo butt ain't made fo' dat! "
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

bigddouble ·
Do you find it funny that it's usually a sister 5'5" and under that wants a 6 foot+ brother? Even with the tallest heels, they'll still be a few inches shorter! Maybe they're hoping the tall brother's genes will offset their shorty genes when it's time to have children... Night, night all
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
YES! If you read the personals ads online, you see 5'2" women asserting their right to a 6' tall man or taller. This is common. Ladies, the nitpicking has to stop. It's becoming absurd.
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Re: Kola Boof Speaks: Race & Beauty In America

Rowe ·
Sister Marimba Ani (1994), speaking on the collective hypocrisy exhibited by Europeans in Chapter one of her book Yurugu: An African-Centered Critique of European Thought and Behavior believes hypocrisy is a "way of life" for Europeans. She would undoubtedly agree with the explanations you and Brother Nayo have provided. Hypocrisy as a Way of Life Marimba Ani Within the nature of European culture there exists a statement of value or of "moral" behavior that has no meaning for the members of...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Rowe ·
"A Black Woman Desires Either Thugs or Ballers--WRONG!!!" Again, I haven't instructed anyone on how to do anything. What I have done, however, was to provide on the Sistas Spot (a forum that has been specifically designed to host discussions of interest to women) photos that are alternative to the tasteless photos being posted in The Den--I thought the Sistas would appreciate seeing more dignified images of Black women, and more importantly, images of women with which they can more readily...
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Re: I guess the draft will start once they start f-king with Iran

Faheem ·
Here is a great piece by Pat... __________________________ Iran vs. Israel: Bush's dilemma -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: January 25, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Patrick J. Buchanan -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2006 Creators Syndicate, Inc. In the test of wills between the West and Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shows no sign of backing down. The Iranian president has said Israel should...
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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

Opey ·
I don't want someone to agree with me. I want a PERSON who will challenge my position. In this way, we will arrive at TRUTH together. ___ We can train ourselves to take each other's ideas, beliefs, and understandings seriously. The rule is to stay focused, calm and pay attention. Communicate and discuss, rather than yell and proclaim. If anxiety, about needing to be right, becomes the primary concern, one becomes entrenched in one's own position, Which may not be the truth. If one gets...
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Re: Keeping A 'Black Book' on Black Cops

Black Viking ·
No kidding! Were they expecting a different result this time? I thought these to words were synonymus in a cops mind. More synonyms. OK Johnson, explain how one of these is somehow worse than the other. There is a reason why we have such a hard time listening to these double speaking politicians, it's because they say crap like this. He won't "apologize", but he has "expressed regret"? If this is even remotely true, how did he get himself into this mess in the first place? What Police...
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Re: White House Dismissed '02 Surveillance Proposal

sunnubian ·
It is not an never was "terrorists" that they intended to have under serveillance in the first place, it that had been the case, we already had laws in place to accommodate such a need. This administration just knows that 99.9% of Americans do not know what "McCarthyism" is or how it was that Hitler and Stallan became to be in dictatorship power in the first place; --through dependence on the ignorance and indifference of the masses initially.
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Yemaya ·
Great post Noah! We don't allow ourselves to see other black people as being "black like us" and vice versa. Often times the majority of our people are suffering from the sames types of issues and don't even know it because there is a certain amount of disconnect. Some of the disconnect is external and some is internal. If we overcome the internal disconnect, we can definitely overcome the external disconnects.
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Re: father claims rights denied

sunnubian ·
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Nikcara: "Good fathers get truly screwed because they want their kids but the mothers use the children as pawn for money. It is totally discretionary for the mother." -------------------------------------------- This is not a totally true statement, though I am sure, no I know that there are some mothers out there like that, but usually, court ordered childsupport has a formula for computing childsupport, which takes into consideration both parents incomes which...
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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

Nmaginate ·
OPEY? Who are you talking to? And what are you talking about? Save the RHETORIC... and the leading/loaded, irresponsible rhetorical questions. Your rhetorical question is proof that you neither understood (or even tried) or come even close to doing anything but PROCLAIMING: Proclaiming that "You don't want that... (because I, OPEY, don't think you do - i.e. I haven't heard a word said, much less attempted to understand)." Leave your baggage at home and just deal with topics...
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Re: The Elephant in the Room While Black Kids Misbehave? Single Parent Homes

Nmaginate ·
Or we can actually be honest and get off the ideological soapboxes. How about that? ************************************************************************** ************************************************************************** Compare & Contrast: "We can either march forward under the illusion that a discipline gap exists because teachers are a bunch of racists ..." "What remains unclear is how people who are concerned with fairness and equality would seek to institutionalize the...
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Re: "Handwashing"

ma'am ·
Up to the elbows was how I was taught and is how I made kids wash their hands when I babysat. Up to the elbows, between the fingers, and under the nails. Tis the reason our forearms and hands were always so ashy, LOL.
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Re: father claims rights denied

Nikcara ·
By Sunnubian I am not sure where you practice law, but in NJ, child support is calculated based on both incomes, thereafter, the non-custodial parent, pays in cash or check directly to the cusotidal parent or to the child support office[in NJ it is called the Probation Department], who converts the cash into a check that is either deposited directly into the custodial parent's account or mailed to him or her. The Custodial Parent has the discretion to spend the money as he or she see fit.
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Re: father claims rights denied

sunnubian ·
"I am not sure where you practice law, but in NJ, child support is calculated based on both incomes," ----------------------------------------------- I could have sworn that I stated that, but anyway, since that is how it is caculated, how can it be unfair to either party, especially to him or whichever parent does not actually have the children? -------------------------------------------- "thereafter, the non-custodial parent, pays in cash or check directly to the cusotidal parent or to...
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Re: Ford, black leaders at odds over Alito

James Wesley Chester ·
Hilary Shelton, director of the NAACP's Washington bureau, was less understanding. "It is surprising to us that Harold Ford, who has had such a distinguished record on civil rights, would not get in line." He added: "It is deeply concerning to us that he would take a stance like that that is so important to the African-American community and to other communities of color."---article Shelton, the director of the NAACP's Washington bureau, said that the Democratic congressman could make a...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Kweli4Real ·
You're joking, Right? As Huey stated, AA had nothing to do with your "losing your soul" or "pissed [your] opportunit[ies] away." First, I distinctly recall that you to be a non-Black troll so you've begun with a lie. But even if you were Black, your so-called "loss of soul" is better described as insecurity and/or self-hate. Your pissing away of opportunities can be ascribed to youth, ignorance or stupidity, but not the OPPORTUNITY provided by AA.
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Nmaginate ·
Yeah that's why it's... he's MAJOR... BULLSHIT!!
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

MidLifeMan ·
You have to ask what we/they/us/you/I think freedom really is? From OUR prospective we live under the illusion of freedom. This song represents my new found definition of freedom and the definition that is used by White men: "You are only as free as your ability to MAINTIAN and PROTECT your freedom. If you can't do this then you are not truley free." Which is why they are big on the "right to bare arms". That is why 9/11 was such a jolt to their system. They KNEW they couldn't be touched.
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Frenchy ·
1 - I don't think it's a "hillbilly" song. 2 - MBM 's initial post is basically just an opportunity for him to trot out these Southern stereotypes and mock these people in a "what do these backwards yokels who listen to this kind of music have to be happy about?" kind of way. And I think that's crap. I said already that none of us are completely, 100% free. But certainly Southerners are under no more delusions than their northern counterparts, who are free to suck in all the smog from their...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

MBM ·
Frenchy - I'm really sorry the point of the thread was lost on you. It has NOTHING to do with "southerners" or any other stereotype that you may be sensitive to. It has EVERYTHING to do with the fact that here in America we are sold a bill of goods by our government and by the wealthy. To make a very long story short, we are told that we are "free", but in what way are we so? This is particularly the case for people who are poor and working class - who, basically, all they can do is struggle...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

HeruStar ·
oooh... oooh.... {raises hand} I found something to be 'grateful' for... I'm grateful for America being an African America. We provide the trends, the entertainment, the culture, even the basis of what is called civilization is African. We are the true progenitors, and ambassadors of what is called an American culture. I'm proud of how we are MINORITIES, that represent so much of what's AMERICAN. The 'hick' culture is hardly emulated by anyone abroad. As a matter of fact they hide in...
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Re: Pope: Embryo = "Full and complete human being"

MidLifeMan ·
My comments were more directed to what OTHERS said about the Catholic church...I didn't put you in that group to be honest. So we are limited to YOUR view of what makes a human? The question you asked was about the popes view about the embryo ...from your response I don't see how anyone can discuss this...I mean...we are talking about an embryo..which some have deemed shapeless and therefore not alive/human. Or maybe they say the "shapeless mass" that is not alive is human but dead? Are we...
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Re: Pope: Embryo = "Full and complete human being"

Frenchy ·
Human life begins at conception. We're not "full and complete " until they put us in the casket (or a few days afterward). All that's necessary to be considered a human being is to fall under a particular scientific naming category, correct? (Not asking if anyone agrees, just curious as to whether or not those tiny embryos in jars are considered Homo sapiens )
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Re: Pope: Embryo = "Full and complete human being"

Kevin41 ·
If a fetus is in the womb it cannot breathe without the mom doing so....a full born kid can.......breathe independent of their mom even being on earth..........
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Re: Claude Steele Discusses How Group Stereotypes Can Influence Intellectual Performance

Faheem ·
This article only solidifies in my mind how far ahead of the curve Jawanza Kunjufu really is. He has stated everything in this article but stated it much better in more relevant terminology as well. I just got his latest book this week entitled, Hip Hop Street Curriculum , this book is like a work book, I have only glanced through it so far but this weekend I should get a chance to read it. Here is a summary of the book... Refuting the myths that black youth are unable to excel at academics...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Nmaginate ·
And that has what to do with your earlier comments which you have now, curiously, abandoned? You know, the point where you had to admit that there is no merit-based system in education (Are all grade schools equal?): "Being acccepted to Michigan or UCLA... should be based on [merit]." SHOULD BE but it isn't and you're not even close to demonstrating that you actually believe in "merit". If so, you wouldn't be so selective in your outrage over Affirmative Action. Selective to the point of...
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