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Mattwall1 June 6th, 2014 5:03pm

Two students, 1 white, 1 black, are virtually identical on paper. When applying to the same college only the black student is accepted, and the white student blames race for his rejection. Does the white student have a sense of entitlement?

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
06/07/14 8:10 am

No, he just understands that he got royally screwed over by 'affirmative action.'

CalTexHawk spiral arm
06/06/14 6:02 pm

Need more info. Admission stats would be handy to see if there is a significant bias.

sadewt Rexburg, Idaho
06/06/14 3:36 pm

no, because race is the deciding factor.

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sadewt Rexburg, Idaho
06/06/14 8:46 pm

race is literally the only thing to decide based on.

suppressedID keep Summer safe
06/06/14 1:18 pm

Everybody is equal until they get left out.

rons WOKE is sick
06/06/14 11:36 am

No, they may have flipped a coin to see who gets in.

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sdbrev210 The Pursuit of Happiness
06/06/14 10:46 am

No, just a keen sense of the failure of affirmative action.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/06/14 10:35 am

Yes, no, maybe. A sense of entitlement has nothing at all to do with this scenario. Whether it comes down to skin color or a coin toss, the bottom line is the cutoff, two applicants, and neither is particularly well-qualified.

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veritas1 Panda
06/06/14 10:07 am

I don't buy that two candidates can ever be 100% equal on paper. So much of the application is subjective writing. To say it's racism against white people based on simply that is most certainly entitlement.

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Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
06/06/14 10:16 am

^this. BUT even if somehow it was true, then the only way they could make the choice fairly would be something like a coin toss.

if they picked the white student, would it mean the college was racist? this is a no win situation.

redsox95 New England
06/06/14 10:05 am

If it was the other way around, would the black student have a sense of entitlement?

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Liberty 4,032,064
06/06/14 10:05 am

He's most likely correct, based on the given information.

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veritas1 Panda
06/06/14 10:08 am

Oh. Probability. Nice. Where is your statistical justification for that claim?

Liberty 4,032,064
06/06/14 10:10 am

The poll states that all things are equal with the sole exception of race. Surely you read it.

veritas1 Panda
06/06/14 10:12 am

By your logic, if the white student was chosen, it would also be racism.

Liberty 4,032,064
06/06/14 10:13 am

Yes, it could be.

veritas1 Panda
06/06/14 10:14 am

Assuming there's only one spot left, how can every available option be racism?

Liberty 4,032,064
06/06/14 10:16 am

1) The question doesn't assume that this was the only "spot."
2) The probability of these two potential customers knowing each and both being at exactly the bottom of the admissions threshold is pretty slim.

veritas1 Panda
06/06/14 10:19 am

Ok. I see what you mean.

redsox95 New England
06/06/14 10:05 am

Nope, he has a sense of racism.

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