Sunday, September 25, 2011
Affirmative Action Lessons For Dummies!
I do not know where people get the idea that Affirmative Action means incompetent or dumb. That is so far from the truth and is a misguided notion and myth that those who want to end it came up with as an obstruction block to prevent the advancement of minorities.
Affirmative Action implemented to open doors shut to minorities in the past. It did not give anyone who was not qualified entrance into Colleges or Universities or enable anyone without qualifications for a particular job. The applicant was still required to have a certain GPA for admittance or qualifications for a particular job.
There were no automatic good grades issued because of minority status. Once in the door, black students had to earn their grades the same way any white student did by studying and doing the work. More was required of minorities than was of white students in order to receive decent grade in classes. Therefore, minorities had to work harder while going an extra mile to achieve a grade above a "C". Unfortunately, white teachers did not exactly roll out the red carpet and say, “You’re black, so you get an “A” or “B” or pass or graduate. It did not work that way.
For some reason, the Republicans just don't get it, but then again, they've always been against anything that they felt would help black people or people different from them. So true to their discriminatory nature, some Republican students at California University of Berkeley have decided to have a racist cupcake sale. No, I am not kidding. They've put an anouncement on facebook and sent out flyers to announce that it will be held on September 27, 2011.
They plan to sale cupcakes at what they consider discrimination prices by race. Of course, whites will have to pay more and Blacks and Natives Americans will have to pay less to buy one of their cupcakes. If you do not come out and buy one of their cupcakes you will be considered racist. They seem to think that whites are the most deprived, underprivileged, and discriminated race in America and the cupcakes are their way of demonstrating this. According, to their announcement this cupcake sale is to promote diversity. However, the cupcake sale main purpose is to protest Affirmative Action.