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Petition To Apply Affirmative Action To Basketball

Applying Affirmative Action to sports teams vs. academics. Looks like we have a dicey controversy on our hands, I-A-B.

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Petition To Apply Affirmative Action To Basketball. Applying Affirmative Action to sports teams vs. academics. Looks like we have a dicey controversy on our hands, I-A-B.
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Male, 30-39, Canada
 1710 Posts
Monday, June 20, 2011 11:34:20 AM
Wait a tick, did she just say "I agree with it for professionals but in competitive sports"? Does she not know they are called "Professional Athletes".

Male, 30-39, Canada
 1710 Posts
Monday, June 20, 2011 11:31:08 AM
I have agree with his point. There are a lot of people who support things without ever thinking about why or what they are supporting. Taking the best players off in favour of worse players, is no different than skipping over the best workers or best students for the same reason. You have to not think at all about it in order to disagree.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 227 Posts
Monday, June 20, 2011 5:52:58 AM
"If skill was the primary and dominating factor in schools we would not have the problems that are facing our education today. For children money is a big concern for the quality of education a child gets. Being equal in education is giving children the full benefit of an education before they enter the real world. The real world is brutal, like basketball, and you need to put up or shut up. But education should always be equal to make sure everyone gets an EQUAL chance. "

If everyone has an equal chance, then it's not fair. What if the school is taking in 50 new applicants, but there`s a test for entry, and I score 50th on the test, but don`t get in because they didn`t meet their affirmative action quota? How is that fair to me?

So, now I`m in a worse shape, because I`m not African American. But yeah, it`s fair as long as it`s not a minority affected poorly.

As for you implying everything should be affordable to everyone, that would lower the educ

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 310 Posts
Sunday, June 19, 2011 7:05:43 PM
I agree with the argument for schooling, but in the work place affirmative action just doesn't make sense. People will always say they stand behind it, but if you were in a situation where your life depended on a surgeon, for instance, you`d probably drop that idea pretty quick and just opt for the best, rather than one that got the job because there was a quota that needed to be filled.

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 8111 Posts
Saturday, June 18, 2011 4:21:31 PM
I think everyone here should read this reddit comment: http://tinyurl.com/6dtllme

I think it'll give everyone a better perspective

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