Posted by MAXIMUS
John McCain on Affirmative Action:
From McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds: "affirmative action plans and quotas that give weight to one group of Americans at the expense of another...plans that result in quotas, where such plans have not been judicially created to remedy a specific, proven act of discrimination, only result in more discrimination and violate the concept of equality of opportunity."
Barack Hussein Obama on Affirmative Action:
Obama has repeatedly gone on record as a supporter of affirmative action. Once recent comment includes this: "There are a lot of African American kids who are still struggling, that even those who are in the middle class may be first-generation as opposed to fifth- or sixth-generation college attendees, and that we all have an interest in bringing as many people together to help build this country."
Of late, Obama is on record as supporting that Affirmative Action become class based, i.e. underprivileged whites should have preferential treatment as well as minorities. Thus, Obama is committed to EXPANDING Affirmative Action. How about making hiring decisions and college admittance decisions that are based on plain old qualifications? Do away with all preferences and focus on qualifications, interview results, or test scores for selecting the best employee for your company or the best student for your college.The Washington Post sums it up with, "Obama graduated from Columbia; his wife, Michelle, from Princeton. This means that at those two Ivy League schools, their daughters will be "legacy" applicants, just like George W. Bush was at Yale and legions of Kennedy's have been at Harvard." http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/14/AR2007051401233.html
How can other folks compete with the Obama's on college admissions when the Obama's can legitimately claim legacy admittance while concurrently claiming admittance based on affirmative action? Is the playing field fair for everybody in America? Ask yourself that question, and ask Obama for his answer.