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

mb (
Sat, 21 Sep 1996 13:28:07 -0800

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> 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.
> Amanda

Bingo! Affirmative Action does fit into relativism. How is an OBJECTIVE
truth about something that is NECESSARY possible. Necessary for what (or
whose) purpose? It is only "necessary" given a pre-existing moral

Is it necessary for a "better" society? Sounds like a MORAL question to me.

Long live objectivity, back from the grave.