Mindy Kaling's Brother Pretended to Be Black to Get Into Med School

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  1. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    https://celebrity.yahoo.com/blogs/c...etended-to-be-black-med-school-132146181.html

    AA is nothing more than discrimination.
     
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  3. jkcerda thread starter macrumors 6502

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    the program IS why discrimination exist.
     
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    It's not actually clear that he applied under both aliases.

     
  5. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Really?

    What did Affirmative Action have to do with Jim Crow? Segregation? Civil rights Act of 1964 and 1965? The ADA of 1992? Affirmative Action was no where in existence then, and discrimination was rampant.

    You're blaming the system instead of the idiot who abused the system, letting that idiot walk. That's akin to "don't hate the player, hate the game".

    I believe your outrage for this incident is misplaced.

    BL.
     
  6. jkcerda thread starter macrumors 6502

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    AA is the new Jim Crow/discrimination.
     
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    You must think this is clever; why else would someone write something so ridiculous?
     
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  10. jkcerda thread starter macrumors 6502

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    how so? the guy who used the program happened to be a minority. so is the thread starter :p
     
  11. smellysox8 macrumors regular

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    Too bad that AA discriminates against other minorities such as Asians and Indians.
     
  12. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Maybe that guy should do the same thing in India. ;)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affirmative_action


    Also quotas are illegal in America. Colleges probably just lower standards for certain minorities. Is it fair, probably not. But the way states and cities budget public schools in lower class minority neighborhoods is not fair either.
     
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    so close yet so far away, it's not fair, plain & simple.
     
  14. smellysox8 macrumors regular

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    So we're talking about America higher education admissions and you drone on about Indian quotas. Why do you input so much irrelevance into every thread?

    So despite there being other minorities in lower socioeconomic areas, only blacks get to benefit from AA. Sounds fair. :rolleyes:
     
  15. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    But there is so much that's not fair. It's seems people are so dire to get rid of AA, but turn a blind eye to police harassment, work discrimination, and etc. Excuse me if I don't shed a tear for those that feel they got blocked by AA.
     
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    Jkcerda is absolutely right.
    If an institution treats people different because of their perceived race, then that's called institutionalized racism.

    It also brings up a lot of questions:
    Who determines someones race?
    What are the criteria?
    Outter appearance? Genetics?
    Do they import old nazi doctors to meassure peoples skulls? The size of the nose and lips? Curley hair? Do they have a skin color chart? Size up your genitals?
    Do US universities literally perform these pseudoscientific practices that were common during the darkest times of the last century?

    What about transracial people? Do they get to choose their race?
    Can someone please explain to me how this works in practice?
     
  17. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Then I got to ask, is it a necessary evil? Because what caused AA to be in the first place still exists. Take AA away, and the cause of it would be very noticeable again and cause problems for everyone.
     
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    Show examples of where whites have:
    • to use separate drinking fountains,
    • to use separate restrooms,
    • be sat in different places in public transportation,
    • be sat in different places in restaurants,
    • enter establishments through separate doors, and
    • are given separate, and sometimes secondhand textbooks
    all because of Affirmative Action, and I will agree with you. Until then, this comment is completely asinine, filled with ignorance and naivety over what others outside that race have had to endure throughout the past 100+ years.

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    You didn't answer any of my questions.
    Could you please explain to me how "being black" is defined.

    FYI, I am really, really pale. With dark-blondish hair and blue eyes.
    What if I just state I am black? Who has the right to say otherwise?

    That's how I get away with using the ladies room.
    I just claim I am really a woman.
    (I am 6'3 200lbs and have a short military haircut :D I don't look like a woman at all :p)
     
  20. jkcerda thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Apples/oranges/pink balloons/blue diamonds/straw men/deflection. Etc etc etc

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    2 wrongs don't make a right

    AA should not be used today

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    It's hard to be "equal" when you get special treatment
     
  21. smellysox8 macrumors regular

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internment_of_Japanese_Americans
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Chinese_sentiment_in_the_United_States

    Regardless, those issues are long dead. Japanese-Americans have moved on. Chinese-Americans have moved on. Seems like a certain group is lagging behind.
     
  22. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Wiki technical version ....
    Laymans terms .....

    Obvious features like nose, lips, hair, and etc? Skin color of course. Even when mixed, most of time it's noticeable. And of course it's also what society views you as. I know some dark skin Dominicans that refuse to be called black, but if they ever get in trouble with the law, I doubt authorities will put out a watch for Dominican/Hispanic suspects, they will refer to them as African Americans. Same with mixed people, they will not say, be on the look out for a mixed male. I can go on and on, there are so many variables.

    So it's technically really not about hundreds of years old blood lines. It's about physical appearance and how you are perceived as in American society, cause that's how you will be viewed. And I'm pretty sure Vijay Chokal-Ingam is not view as as a black person.
     
  23. bradl macrumors 68040

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    What you are stating is rather irrelevant. The OP stated that Affirmative Action is the new Jim Crow.

    I'm asking the OP to provide examples enumerated in that list that are discriminatory to whites, all due to Affirmative Action. When that list is provided, then we will talk. Until then, Affirmative Action is not the new Jim Crow.

    But I'll throw you that same question as well. Provide examples to where those have happened to other races as well as whites, under Affirmative Action. Be very detailed in those examples.

    I'll be waiting.

    BL.
     
  24. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Yea, let's prioritize all the white problems to the forefront. :rolleyes:


    Maybe it wouldn't have to be, if politicians would set the budget to better schools, better neighbors, and etc. Problem is, that only happens when there is a real estate boom, follow by gentrification.




    Oh tell me about. As a mixed black, I think I would know about that. ;)
     
  25. jkcerda thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Jim Crow was discrimination, so is AA

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    Again! The guy that used this was from India. He was not white
     

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