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

wd&aeMiller (
12 Sep 1996 21:36:39 GMT

In <> Stephen Barnard <>
>Bruce Scott TOK wrote:
>> Stephen Barnard ( wrote:
>> [responding to omar shafey]
>> : Affirmative action, no matter how noble its motives, hasn't
>> : Your post demonstrates that.
>> Not really true. It has worked to a certain degree. Simply compare
>> situation today and the situation which preceded affirmative action.
>> is not an ideal policy but its absence would merely recreate the
>> disaster that reigned before its initiation.
>> Doing better does not mean going back.
>> --
>> Mach's gut!
>> Bruce Scott Congratulations to
>> Ghada Shouaa,
>> Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik Olympic heptathlon
>Everyone has different opinions about this sensitive topic. I have
>mine; you have yours. I won't argue with you about it.
> Steve Barnard

Interesting. Does this mean that affirmative action somehow fits into
the category of cultural relativism? I think there CAN be an objective
truth to whether or not affirmative action is necessary anymore in
today's society, specifically in the West Coast states. I don't have
much reference to the situation in the East.