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Episode 358 — Affirmative action

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#1 July Diaz

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 11:31 PM

Andrew Ti and this week’s special guest Peter Atencio finish the week off by discussing Affirmative action. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.
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Posted 14 March 2014 - 08:01 AM

White women have benefited more from affirmative action than any other group. If affirmative action is racist, it's because it doesn't do a good enough job of helping racial minorities.

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 02:56 PM

The thing with class-based affirmative action is, it can be combined with race-based affirmative action. You don't have to choose one over the other. So maybe a white kid from a super-poor trailer park would have somewhat better chances than a rich black kid, but a black kid from the projects would be given precedence over all of them. In fact it would be very easy since right now most universities have a point-based system.

Of course this will never happen because the real goal of universities is not diversity, but the APPEARANCE of diversity.

Don't get me wrong, though, I still agree that it's better than nothing.