Problems with "quotas"

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by jkcerda, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    this lady has a point, sadly many liberals feel this is the way things should be.
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  2. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    Welcome to America where people think hiding the reality is the best way. The PC Culture of not speaking up, to the quotas of all kinds is not helping us. Time people begin facing facts and creating real change vs sticking their heads in the sands and up the rears of others.
     
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    schools
    http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebat...statistics-indicate-an-ivy-league-asian-quota
    https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifesty...-less-asian/Ew7g4JiQMiqYNQlIwqEIuO/story.html

    work
    http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB124640586803076705
    hiring under the banner of diversity = discrimination
     
  5. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    At first glance, I thought the title was problem with "quotes" and I laughed.

    Anyway, what's worse is the quotas that aren't quotas. Like promoting someone based on race/gender/whatever and everyone knows they don't deserve it.
     
  6. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    she hasn't even been "degraded" yet and already she's whining about being a victim!
     
  7. Moyank24 macrumors 601

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    To be fair, that's not really feminism...
     
  8. jkcerda thread starter macrumors 6502

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    true, it's more like racism & sexism under the banner of diversity.
     
  9. chown33 macrumors 604

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    I thought the same thing, but it turned out to be no laughing matter.

    My first thought was "straight or curly quotes?". Then I realized that maybe the curly quotes didn't want to be compared to straight quotes, and how the word "straight" was an inherently judgemental cis-directioned term. Then I replaced the word "curly" with "symmetrical", but that meant I'd have to call the straight quotes "asymmetrical", and that's a trigger word if there ever was one. That's when I decided to take a closer look at the title, to see what kind of quotes it uses around the word "quotes", and realized the word was actually "quotas". That's when I felt relief, like I'd dodged a bullet. At that point, I realized I'd just used two firearm analogies within 2 minutes, so according to my zero-tolerance 2-minute rule, I've now suspended myself for 5 days.
     
  10. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816

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    Too bad so many people are obsessed with Harvard in particular and Ivy League schools in general. There are a lot of other universities worldwide that are good enough for the rest of us. Here are some science/engineering-oriented rankings based on quality of papers, number of citations, etc. Top 50 or so. After Harvard at #1, the next Ivy League school is #11 (by either way to sort):

    http://nturanking.lis.ntu.edu.tw/DataPage/OverallRanking.aspx?pagesize=100&y=2015

    1 Harvard University 98.1 1
    2 Johns Hopkins University 92.6 5
    3 University of Toronto 92.2 10
    4 Stanford University 92.0 2
    5 University of Washington- Seattle 89.8 6
    6 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 88.6 3
    7 University of Michigan- Ann Arbor 88.4 14
    8 University of Oxford 88.3 13
    9 University of California- Los Angeles 87.7 7
    10 University of California- Berkeley 87.4 4
    11 University of Pennsylvania 86.0 11
    11 University of London - University College London 86.0 17
    13 Columbia University 84.9 12
    14 University of Cambridge 83.8 20
    15 University of California- San Francisco 81.4 8
    16 University of California- San Diego 80.9 9
    17 Imperial College London 79.6 18
    18 Duke University 78.6 22
    19 Yale University 78.4 23
    20 The University of Tokyo 77.3 25
    21 The University of Chicago 77.0 16
    22 Cornell University 76.9 15
    23 University of Minnesota- Twin Cities 74.9 28
    24 University of Pittsburgh- Pittsburgh 74.8 29
    25 University of Copenhagen 73.7 30
    26 The University of British Columbia 73.5 31
    27 University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill 73.4 31
    28 University of Wisconsin- Madison 73.2 21
    29 Northwestern University 72.8 24
    30 Washington University in St. Louis 71.3 36
    31 The Ohio State University- Columbus 70.5 37
    32 University of California- Davis 70.1 26
    32 University of Melbourne 70.1 38
    34 McGill University 70.0 27
    35 Utrecht University 69.7 40
    36 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - Zurich 67.9 33
    36 The University of Sydney 67.9 43
    38 California Institute of Technology 67.8 19
    39 University of Paris VI: Pierre et Marie Curie 67.7 44
    40 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven 67.5 34
    40 Karolinska Institutet 67.5 35
    42 New York University 67.4 67
    42 National University of Singapore 67.4 70
    44 University of Edinburgh 67.1 48
    45 The University of Manchester 66.9 73
    45 University of Queensland 66.9 49
    47 Peking University 66.8 75
    47 University of Florida 66.8 50
    49 Kyoto University 66.7 54
    49 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen 66.7 52
     
  11. Moyank24 macrumors 601

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    There are certainly numerous ways to look at it. But her message gets a bit lost in the translation because feminism is more the latter, not the former in her statement.
     

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