Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Just WHO is the ' Affirmative Action' Candidate?

First request:

Go to the Jed Report and DIGG THIS VIDEO

Now, onto the post.

We have had instance of Barack Obama being called ' Affirmative Action Run Amok'.

The undercurrents against him and Michelle Obama, well, we know the drill.

But, just EXACTLY who is the Affirmative Action candidate?

The one who graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard Law School?


The one, by his own words...
John McCain: I graduated fifth from the bottom of my class
That's 894th of 899.

And who only got into Annapolis because Daddy and Granddaddy (BOTH Admirals) pulled strings - that's AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR THE ELITE, just in case you didn't know.

So, you
a) get in because of family pull and NOT because you're qualified
b) graduate at the bottom of your class...

But, the BLACK guy who graduates with highest honors is the ' Affirmative Action' Candidate.

Uh huh.

Why does this remind me of the Chris Rock line:

A Black ' C' student can't get hired to be a Manager at Burger King..

A White 'C' student can become President of the United States..

Low Achievers Embracing. Just in case you didn't know, Dubya wasn't smart enough to get into the University of Texas. So, he went to Yale..yeah, you guessed it, on Affirmative Action - called LEGACY Admissions. McSame have SO much in common, don't they?


Anonymous said...

It always makes me chuckle when many white anti-Affirmative Action-ists ("Activists...?") cite "underqualification" when referring to minorities. Never mind that (1) Affirmative Action doesn't "give" anybody s**t and (2) "underqualified" whites never come into the discussion.

You can definitely make the argument that Affirmative Action provided favor for questionable and undeserving minorities (Uncle Clarence always comes to mind). But AA and the Obamas don't belong in the same sentence.

Truthiz said...

The irony is that the largest "minority" group to benefit from Affirmative Action is WHITE women!

But, of couse, THAT telling FACT if something that is NEVER told by the media OR white "anti" Affirmative Action folks.

And I think that IF this were a nation of majority citizens with at least AVERAGE intelligence, this ridicules charge against a man of Color who's achieved what Obama has achieved ON HIS OWN _W/O benefit of the family "name" and prestige_ would never have been made in the first place.

Sadly we're dealing with an America where most of its citizens are woefully UNinformed AND embarrassingly Unintelligent!

King Politics said...

As recently discussed on my blog, http://blackpoliticalanalysis.com, affirmative action is demonized because it is misunderstood. It is not, and never has been, designed to allow unqualified applicants access to schools or jobs they do not have the skills for. Instead, affirmative action is to allow students access to institutions or jobs for which they are normally overlooked.

Anonymous said...

"It is not, and never has been, designed to allow unqualified applicants access to schools or jobs they do not have the skills for."

Precisely. I've always maintained that AA has never lowered qualification standards. In order to gain acceptance into an institution, you must first meet the requirements of that institution. If a college requires a 3.0 GPA for admission, each applicant must have a 3.0. If a specific job requires a minimum of two years of accounting experience, all applicants must have at least two years of accounting experience. It's that simple. So simple, in fact, that some people just don't damn get it.