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Minority Quota Admissions: This Dude called it 50 years ago!

By Robert Sproul follow Robert Sproul   2021 Jun 13, 8:22pm 230 views   6 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


Half a century ago, California judge and Yale alum Macklin Fleming warned what would eventually occur if universities diluted meritocratic standards to favor “underprivileged” groups.

"No one can be expected to accept an inferior status willingly. The black students, unable to compete on even terms in the study of law, inevitably will seek other means to achieve recognition and self-expression. This is likely to take two forms. First, agitation to change the environment from one in which they are unable to compete to one in which they can. Demands will be made for elimination of competition, reduction in standards of performance, adoption of courses of study which do not require intensive legal analysis, and recognition for academic credit of sociological activities which have only an indirect relationship to legal training. Second, it seems probable that this group will seek personal satisfaction and public recognition by aggressive conduct, which, although ostensibly directed at external injustices and problems, will in fact be primarily motivated by the psychological needs of the members of the group to overcome feelings of inferiority caused by lack of success in their studies. Since the common denominator of the group of students with lower qualifications is one of race this aggressive expression will undoubtedly take the form of racial demands."

https://www.nationalaffairs.com/storage/app/uploads/public/58e/1a4/ae3/58e1a4ae36717528770103.pdfhttps://www.nationalaffairs.com/storage/app/uploads/public/58e/1a4/ae3/58e1a4ae36717528770103.pdf
1   Blue   ignore (0)   2021 Jun 13, 10:26pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

It is implemented in India both in education and all government jobs with automatic promotions. Its positive discrimination sponsored by state.
2   Ceffer   ignore (6)   2021 Jun 13, 10:29pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Well, you could say that evolution will sort it out in the long run. In the short run, hide and duck.
3   FuckCCP89   ignore (6)   2021 Jun 14, 8:47am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

If the idea of seeing an affirmative action doctor sounds scary, imagine appearing in front of affirmative action judge....
4   Hircus   ignore (0)   2021 Jun 14, 9:16am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I read the same thing a few days ago (in a different article), and also thought that same quote from Fleming was prescient:

https://patrick.net/post/1339639?offset=0#comment-1759628
5   Ceffer   ignore (6)   2021 Jun 14, 11:23am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Stupid is as stupid does. You purposely admit and then release a bunch of low brow education sociopaths and wonder why things get fucked up. At least generic sociopaths tend to have some smarts.
6   Ceffer   ignore (6)   2021 Jun 14, 12:16pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

“The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all: it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry, to put down dissent and originality.” - H. L. Mencken

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