How the ASIANS became WHITE Sept 16, 2005 20:18:02 GMT -5
Post by Hairless on Sept 16, 2005 20:18:02 GMT -5
Before you attack me re-read my statement..
"I" = me
"live in the U.S. in an area where Asians are the vast majority" = Hawaii and YES that is true, no one denies that
"economically and politically powerful" = Asians are without question in political and economic control here. Instead of listing a single politician I direct you to any of the lists of state and local government officials who not only blatantly pander to Asian voters, one was even caught presenting their spouse as a different (but not authentic) ethnicity in order to appeal to various subpopulations...
Not complaining about that in any way (in fact, most of my family is Asian) but it's the truth. I don't think most Asian groups should qualify as racial minorities FOR THE PURPOSE OF affirmative action because they are not under-represented in educational system/professional fields.
As far as I know for the UC system before, Whites are more points added to their "scores" before Asians. Is that right?
I never heard about that, but that does not seem fair IF it's true. If I recall correctly, some people in Northern California complained about the huge "overrepresentation" of certain groups (e.g., the stae has 10% Asian and they are 50% of UCB -- I made that figure up but it was something like that)... so maybe they tried to "fix" that. But I think as long as they were doing the same work and filling out the same applications, having a disproportionate number of Asians is fine.
I do support some system for ensuring a certain number of underrepresented minorities (for me this would include very poor people of any color who are the first in their families to attend school). Of course, those people should also show outstanding promise. After that it should be based on scores, essays, etc.