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  • Racial Preferences: Fair or Unfair?

    3/13/2014 2:13:33 PM Posted by Ashley Pratte

    CalStateCurrently, in California there is a proposal to reinstate racial preferences (promoted as affirmative action by the Left) at California's public universities which is stirring a lot of debate from some Asian-American groups who disagree with the proposal.

    Many Asian-Americans believe that reinstating racial preferences would make it tougher for future generations because the universities would be filling "race-quotas" rather than admitting based on achievement and fairness.  Since race-quotas were done away with in 1996 there has been a three percent increase in enrollment among Asian-Americans at California public universities. 

    As a result of the widespread debate, protests, and petitioning by the Asian-American population, a couple of liberal Senators who were once in favor of the measure are now drawing back their support.

    These demonstrations and uprising against racial preferences show just how unfair people-especially minority populations-believe affirmative action to be.  The efforts led by Asian-American groups should be applauded because they recognize that filling quotas rather than admitting by merit is reprehensible.

     

    Ashley Pratte is the Public Relations Officer for Young America's Foundation

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