Supreme Court questions affirmative action plan

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  • m.g. scott LAYTON, UT
    Oct. 11, 2012 4:53 p.m.

    I've always wondered just how long this special treatment stuff was supposed to go on. I've heard of affirmative action since the 1970's. Here we are well into the next century. Are we going to be discussing this come 2112? Plus, how can any kind of government program that gives special treatment to a particular race of people be considered constitutional? Equal protection clause anyone? Hopefully the Supreme Court will begin to remedy this very divisive program.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    Oct. 11, 2012 10:30 a.m.

    How would it feel to be told that you are given an extra boost by Affirmative Action because without the boost you are not smart enough to compete with the white kids?

    If Affirmative Action supporters are trying to say that minorities are just as able as white males, then why do they support a system that lowers standards for minorities?

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 11, 2012 10:19 a.m.

    What could possibly be wrong with hiring applicants based on the color of their skin? People with white skin are rich and greedy and should be required to step to the back of the line.

    There are actually people among us that believe that way.

  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 11, 2012 8:59 a.m.

    hate in the name of tolerance is still hate
    racism in the name of eliminating racism is still racism

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 11, 2012 8:07 a.m.


    Thank you for continuing to push for Dr. Martin Luther King's dream. If I recall he wanted people to be judged NOT by the color of their skin.

    Unbelievable how some people now try to interpret that as "Treat people by the color of their skin"

    Racism is wrong. When we treat people based on the color of their skin, that is racism.

    Thanks Abigail.

    Dr. King would be proud!