Value Myths (Affirmative Action)


Liberal:  I feel that the United States of America is the “Land of opportunity”  minorities have only had equality here for a short time, we should give them a better chance at at better life!

Conservative: Yes, but since it is the “Land of opportunity”, everyone should have the same chances of getting the education they want.

Liberal: But it is harder for minorites to get into good schools because of harder living conditions and poorer school qualities.

Conservative: But it is still an unequal chance.  For examle, two people go to the same well known catholic high school one is white, the other has ethnic background.  The white one has a 4.0 GPA and a good score on the ACT, the ethnic one has a 3.3 GPA and a 24 ACT score.  They both apply to the same school which has affirmative action,  the school turns down the 4.0 caucasion and accepts the one with the ethnic background because they must accept a certain percentage of people with an ethnic background.  I do not feel this is an “equal chance” for everyone. Not even close.


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