It's time for definitive ruling on racial preference issue

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  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 28, 2012 8:51 a.m.

    "But as we all know, this isn't a perfect world. So if two students come down to the wire, with both meeting the required test and skill levels, should race be a factor to settle the matter?"


    Ya'know, there are quite a perfect solutions to solving many dilemmas in an imperfect world. For example, in the case mentioned above or whenever the tie involves only two candidates, how's bout a simple coin toss?

    This is yet another example of why the institutionalizing of racism/sexism/isms in general, by government entities of all sorts (but especially the Federal), is such a perniciously bad idea. These short-sighted and ultimately hypocritical attempts at solving problems like racism by addressing them in racist terms only makes the situation worse.

    Dr. King had it right. Let merit, not silly racial categorization, be the criterion.

    We could solve so many problems, which are actually much simpler than too many of the problem "solvers" make them out to be, if we just make the problem assessment and problem solving processes more rational and less saturated with the stupidity and hypocrisy that comes from political correctness.

  • md Cache, UT
    Oct. 26, 2012 8:31 a.m.

    Color blind is the best policy. The UofU Med School actively recruits minorities. Some are held to standards way lower than the typical white male mormon from Utah. Many highly qualified applicants are turned away because their spots are given to minorities so the school "looks better" racially on paper. This is still racism. It needs to end.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    Oct. 26, 2012 7:20 a.m.

    I guess the Bakke decision from many years ago didn't settle the issue, eh? It should have.