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Old 11-11-2015, 02:31 PM
 
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He was a black male child of a single mother raised in Detroit during the 50's and 60's. However he managed to find his way out that dead end is inspiring, regardless of the specifics. He didn't have to be a bad kid to turn his life around, he just had to succeed. When he graduated high school in the late 60's there was no affirmative action - everything he got, he earned.

There are plenty of philophospical and political views you can fault the man for, the story of his life is not.
Affirmative action did exist in the late 60's.
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Old 11-11-2015, 03:08 PM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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Affirmative action did exist in the late 60's.
If it was, it was very, very limited. I suppose it could have been in its infancy, but there certainly wasn't widespread knowledge about it. I say this as a person who was living through that time and would have been eligible for it.
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Old 11-11-2015, 03:35 PM
 
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If it was, it was very, very limited. I suppose it could have been in its infancy, but there certainly wasn't widespread knowledge about it. I say this as a person who was living through that time and would have been eligible for it.
Affirmative Action started with Kennedy and was expanded significantly by Johnson.
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Old 11-11-2015, 03:58 PM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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Affirmative Action started with Kennedy and was expanded significantly by Johnson.
Doesn't mean it was widespread or that it was applied in colleges. Depending on where you were, it only meant no one was allowed to tell you you weren't receiving something because of your color. It really wasn't until the mid-70's that affirmative action really started making an impact.

Again, I lived through that time period and would have been directly impacted by it.

But.... This is starting to get off-topic, so this is it for me on the subject unless there is a thread on it.
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Old 11-11-2015, 04:03 PM
 
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Sorry, what has she done to make "republicans" upset?
She has been keeping interest rates artificially low. If you watched the debate last night, she was panned for that a few times.
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Old 11-11-2015, 04:04 PM
 
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Gee, I didn't know Donald Trump is a leftie...
Well... based on his past viewpoints on economic and social policy, he really is a leftie.
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Old 11-11-2015, 04:27 PM
 
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She has been keeping interest rates artificially low. If you watched the debate last night, she was panned for that a few times.
By those who have promoted low rates for years?
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Old 11-11-2015, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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name calling, mud slinging and demoralizing candidates is all the left knows how to do.
And you thought we weren't paying attention to the campaigns engineered by Lee Atwater and KKKarl Rove...
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Old 11-11-2015, 08:42 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Default Carson deserves scrutiny

We know that President Obama has overwhelmingly been a successful two-term President. Best we've ever had. He was given the worst mess in history, courtesy of the worst president in history, Dubya Bush. He was cursed with the most pathetic Congress in history, one which opposed him simply because of his skin color, even if doing so hurt the country. He has been the most scrutinized and disrespected President in history, and overcome more adversity than all of the previous Presidents combined.

Now you know what matters. Carson is nothing but toe-jam by comparison. His policy positions are flat, absurd, or non-existent. It's interesting listening to him talk during the debates. He sounds like he still thinks he's sitting on the toilet, practicing his speeches. He has no business in this race.
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Old 11-12-2015, 07:00 AM
 
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interesting article on the media coverage of carson:

https://www.yahoo.com/politics/is-be...733794358.html
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