Re: Affirmative Action (Was: Anthroplogists, I need advice!)

Susan S. Chin (
Sun, 10 Nov 1996 07:28:59 GMT

cynthia gage ( wrote:
: In article <>, (Jay
: Bernstein) wrote:

: > In article <>,
: > (cynthia gage) wrote:
: > I know I'm looking at
: > > the whole process ideally, but I haven't heard any better suggestions.
: >
: > Here's a better suggestion. End all preference on the basis of what kinds
: > of genital organs or skin hue a person has and hire on the basis of
: > qualifications. A radical idea? Maybe. But the only way to fairness. A
: > much better idea than countering imbalances with preferences. <snipped>
: > Jay

: How does this deal with the prejudice and sexism that still exists? - the
: same things that have helped create the predominance of white-male headed
: corporations and the differences in pay between men and women?
: Just wondering,
: Cynthia

Not to mention opportunities in academics. Not just admission, but
support in all its forms. I suspect those who oppose Affirmative Action
do so because they've never encountered the barriers which A.A. programs
help those who are *qualified* to overcome.