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Old 05-22-2015, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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Generally speaking, I.think they do.

But race is never too far under the surface in most conservatives in.America. It's in the DNA of the country.
Yeah. Unfortunately.
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Old 05-22-2015, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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They have a legitimate complaint. I don't see how this can be denied. Most people are for having a just meritocracy, not undeserved white privilege.
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Old 05-22-2015, 10:35 AM
 
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They have a legitimate complaint. I don't see how this can be denied. Most people are for having a just meritocracy, not undeserved white privilege.
Merit is subjective. There's just no way around that fact.
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Old 05-22-2015, 10:40 AM
 
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HS Grades are like a mutual fund saying Past Performance is not always an indicator of future performance.

Take kid A, a Black kid in foster care, walks to school, lives in a bad neighborhood works a full time job in HS parents are in jail but manages a A minu average while playing a few sports teams and doing some church volunteer stuff.

Take kid B, rich Asian or White Kid, only child, access to tutors, access to computers, driven to and from school parents with masters degrees help him with home work and he attends an expensive academic summer camp each summer to prepare him for following school year and he has an A plus average.


I have one spot left in Harvard who do I take?


On surface the and grades alone the A+ student. But I would ask could the A + student achieve an A - average if he had the adversity of the kid in foster care.

Also I want a bit of diversity and interesting class room conversation I would take the black kid everytime and guess what I think it is a much bigger accomplishment getting and A- average then an A+ average given what he had to do to get it. I would give it to him on merit
This is what people are reduced to arguing about...an A plus kid vs an A minus kid. That's what gets on my last nerve.

Some folks are acting as if Harvard is accepting C+ students. It's absurd.

Anyway...great post by you.
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