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Rotavele November 19th, 2014 3:57pm

If you are arguing against affirmative action with something along the lines of: "The minorities just aren't smart enough!" then you're the reason we need affirmative action.

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GubraLagima Tramp 2016
11/19/14 9:43 pm

We don't need affirmative action, we need equal access to education, like Germany.

NDAmerican Florida
11/19/14 3:11 pm

I've never heard that argument before

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voc I am...what I am
11/19/14 1:11 pm

Who argues using that logic??

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RepMorris Pennsylvania
11/19/14 1:00 pm

I wouldn't use that argument, but Affirmative Action is quite a racist program.

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gamerguy217
11/19/14 12:49 pm

My argument against it is that it is govt sanctioned discrimination. College students don't get free help, so why should they? They're not more important than us. And to say that they need more help than we do to reach the same point....

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gamerguy217
11/19/14 12:49 pm

....is tantamount to saying that we're better than they are because we can go farther without help. We aren't better than they are, and they aren't worse than us, so we need to stop acting like there's a difference between us.

gamerguy217
11/19/14 12:50 pm

If we don't, then there always will be a difference, even if it's just perceived.

rons screw politicians
11/19/14 11:46 am

Stupid is as stupid does! Forest Gump!

swervin Maryland
11/19/14 10:12 am

I don't think I've ever heard that argument. Do you have any reasonable source for it? And before you give some super right wing nutbag, I did say reasonable.

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sbarn15
11/19/14 12:35 pm

That's the argument that comes up all the time. "The reason there aren't more minorities in these positions is because they aren't smart enough/don't work hard enough, etc."

Rotavele Alabama
11/19/14 12:37 pm

In fact I think that's usually the only argument I hear.

chinito Florida
11/21/14 7:22 pm

That is BS. I am against affirmative action and not remotely think that minorities are less in any way. I haven't ever heard someone saying that.

TigerShark47 Missouri
11/19/14 9:46 am

I don't think very many people argue this way over affirmative action.

Djsoke
11/19/14 9:26 am

Who would argue that? O.o

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hrankta
11/19/14 9:26 am

That actually sounds like an argument FOR affirmative action!

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sbarn15
11/19/14 12:33 pm

That's what the question says.

hrankta
11/19/14 12:35 pm

The question says against, not for.

sbarn15
11/19/14 12:37 pm

While it may not be worded clearly enough, what it says is "if you're making this argument, that's why we need affirmative action"

GlockMan1 Alabama
11/19/14 9:16 am

That's why liberals should not think poor people are not smart enough to get a photo ID to vote.

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PartyJustin R.O.C.K. in the R.O.C.
11/19/14 9:40 am

I'm pretty sure that reasoning has never once seriously occurred.