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Ruling example of changing moods

May 1, 2014

The issue of using race as a factor in college admissions has been a factor in the national discussion of civil rights since the integration of school districts was ordered by the court in the 1950....

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CyndiBaronzziDickey

May-02-14 6:43 AM

I put a big star on my calendar today. We. All seem to agree. :)

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ladybug

May-01-14 9:58 AM

Drugs ,crime ,poverty world wide, jobs,lack of concern for anyone and no concern for human life. Most of all power and greed for money.

Like one hedge fund operater said .It's not money,but who has the most !

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ladybug

May-01-14 9:53 AM

Personally I don't think it has anything to do with racism.

I think the whole attitude of the country ,people and world is headed for one big collapse.

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questioner

May-01-14 8:53 AM

30 plus years ago I was turned downed for a management job and was later told confidentially that it was because I had young kids at home (and could potentially have more). Even tho my resume and interview were better than the other person's.

We have made progress. But I'd still like to see us at a post-white, black, man, woman stage. It's there in some places.

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questioner

May-01-14 8:48 AM

I believe all the data results now are saying an economic mix in elementary schools is more helpful than a racial mix.

For adults, I think some of the conversation needs to move from being a successful woman to being successful, period. And from being a successful black man to being successful, period. We aren't there yet.

But 20 plus years ago I did apply for a job, which I later got in a better form, and was told that after having a woman manager previously, this time they were hiring "a breadwinner".

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CyndiBaronzziDickey

May-01-14 7:04 AM

Students for a change. They went to high school in Canfield. That wasn't the case. She said she had to really look hard to find black students. They were there, but still scarce. Affirmative action wasn't helping. And if it was, it was too little too late. I think low income neighborhoods need a helping hand, but maybe a different program with different focus.

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CyndiBaronzziDickey

May-01-14 7:00 AM

I have friends in the community who felt anxious about the hit affirmative action took last week. In conversation, we all, black, white, Hispanic, and women included, agreed that affirmative action really isn't working in today's society. The problem on college campuses isn't fixed when a person is eighteen. It needs to start at birth, in our neighborhoods. Minority citizen need positive role models throughout life in their own families and neighborhoods. When the block drug dealer is dressed well with a nice car and looks of cash, and your dad goes to work six or seven days a week and struggles to feed his family, education is not put in a good light. When successful minorities leave the neighborhood to live in an upscale community, children miss seeing how they maintain success. Rich folks look like luck, or worse yet, a fairy tale. My friend, Kim, pointed out that when her two black sons went off to college, she was hopeful that they would have contact with many black successful

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