Gayle Madwin (queerbychoice) wrote,
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Affirmative Action Poll

Check the statements you agree with. (They're all taken from Googlism.com.)

affirmative action is nothing but discrimination
0(0.0%)
affirmative action is necessary to prevent discrimination and to address stereotypical thinking and biases that still impede employment opportunity
0(0.0%)
affirmative action is not necessary
0(0.0%)
affirmative action is not what it used to be
0(0.0%)
affirmative action is hurting american blacks
0(0.0%)
affirmative action is not patronizing
0(0.0%)
affirmative action is unfair to white males
0(0.0%)
affirmative action is not a handout
0(0.0%)
affirmative action is like setting quotas for white guys in the nba
0(0.0%)
affirmative action is not about quotas
0(0.0%)
affirmative action is a queer issue
0(0.0%)
affirmative action is to defend and promote the civil and political rights of chinese and asian americans
0(0.0%)
affirmative action is probably the most misunderstood civil rights issue of our time
0(0.0%)
affirmative action is the nation's most ambitious attempt to redress its long history of racial and sexual discrimination
0(0.0%)
affirmative action is also good for business in a world economy
0(0.0%)

Interestingly, not one of the statements found by Googlism about affirmative action even mentions the group from which the vast majority of affirmative action hires actually come. That group is women. Why are they not mentioned?

There's a pathetic lack of feminist presence on the internet.
1(2.7%)
White men who oppose affirmative action have successfully conspired to prevent their white women wives and girlfriends from figuring out that voting against affirmative action is voting against their own interests as white women.
10(27.0%)
It's some fluke of Googlism's programming.
5(13.5%)
Other (describe below)
5(13.5%)

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