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Affirmative Action For Thee Not For Me

Home - by - January 9, 2013 - 11:45 America/New_York - 10 Comments

Jay Carney was actually asked by the press pool to explain how Obama’s cabinet, particularly the secretaries, are all white dudes.

This is what he had to say:

Via Keith Koffler

“The President values diversity, believes it’s important because it enhances the quality of the pool of potential nominees for positions across the administration.  He believes that by looking broadly for candidates for offices that he ups the chances that he’ll find the very best person for the job . . . And he thinks that diversity enhances the process itself, the policy process, because it sort of increases the likelihood of a broader discussion potentially.

But the goal in the end is to find the very best individuals for these specific positions.

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. So Obama muses about dabbling in the sciences that got him to where he is today, an affirmative action president, but for thee the goal is to find THE BEST, and the best means white guys. (To be fair, he tried to nominate a black woman, but she was a lying sack of shit, so that didn’t work out so well.)

Speaking of affirmative action, have you seen this book by the two libstains that have seen the light? (I think if we’re keeping score this is the third earnest libstain epiphany of the week. 1-Current TV staffers discover Al Gore is a shitheel. 2- Obamabots see their highly reduced paychecks and cry, “wha happen?”)

Ya, after doing their research for this book these libtards accidentally dropped their blinders and had their epiphany – Affirmative Action stinks.

From Jared’s Politics

…affirmative action…preferences are far more than mere “tie-breakers.” Most schools are very secretive about how much of a preference is given to blacks and hispanics, but it has shown to be substantial.  At the University of Michigan, black applicants were getting a boost relative of a full GPA point (considering a GPA of 2.9 to as a 3.9). That means that a black student with a 3.0 GPA would be considered well ahead of a white or Asian student with a 3.8 if both had the same SAT score.  This leads to huge disparities in the chance of acceptance for different races.  For example, in 1999 if you were black or Hispanic and applied to the University of Michigan with an SAT score in the range of 700-749 you had an 89% chance of acceptance; if you were white or Asian with the same score you only had a 7% chance of acceptance.  The authors claim that the racial preferences used at the University of Michigan were in the standard range of preferences used by such universities.

The rest of the book is dedicated to explaining the data on how these racial preferences hurt the students that receive them.

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» 10 Comments

  1. Stirrin the B.S.

    January 9th, 2013

    Do we need a book written about how affirmative action in the White House is destroying our country, or can the libshits just follow the daily news and figure it out?

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  2. Stranded in Sonoma

    January 9th, 2013

    But the goal in the end is to find the very best individuals for these specific positions.

    And if a Republican had said that, the very next question would have been, “So you don’t think that women and minorities are the best?”

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  3. IMPEACH Obama

    January 9th, 2013

    The goals were obviously different for the Supreme Court, where Barky stated specifically he intended to hire a minority.

    Then again, Democrats never wanted the best there, just functionaries to advance their Agenda.

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  4. Stranded in Sonoma

    January 9th, 2013

    Read the following by Jonah Goldberg.

    Racism by any other name

    He talks about a 2005 study by two Princeton academics that shows if racial quotas were removed from college admissions, the number of white students would remain roughly the same. But…the number of Asian students would skyrocket to take 80% of the remaining open student slots. Diversity is not about being diverse; it’s about some sort of perceived “social justice.”

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  5. Mahtomedi

    January 9th, 2013

    Obama may actually enjoy having Whitey report to him at his cabinet meetings. Who would want only a bunch of Eric Holders as underlings?? Not much of an ego-trip to be the boss of affirmative action know-nothings.

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  6. Hawaiian

    January 9th, 2013

    Yeah, but to have “binders full of women” and their resumes is like sexist or something.

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  7. Hawaiian

    January 9th, 2013

    Soetoro preferred the company of old white dudes at Man Country, so why should anyone expect his cabinet meetings be any different?

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  8. General P. Malaise

    January 9th, 2013

    he is using white people as props to enhance class warfare.

    he will point to the white guy and say he did it.

    he prefers to throw white people under the bus.

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  9. NCO77

    January 9th, 2013

    This drives me crazy on so many levels. If I were a black person, I would be furious about affirmative action. It is the most blatant form of racism that exists in America today. Thanks to affirmative action, when I see a black pilot, or a black doctor, or a black teacher, my first thought is whether or not they just got their job because of their race. Is this what they want?

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  10. scr_north

    January 9th, 2013

    I suspect that most employers discount degrees earned by minority applicants. As a result minorities that have earned a righteous degree from a scholl not practicing affirmative action will suffer in the job market. Too bad for the hard working people that earned their degree.

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