vanwinkle wrote:Unemployed wrote:Theoretically, if you were to round up every AA recipient since the program's inception and categorize them by race and gender, white women beneficiaries would far outnumber every other category (duh).
It is probably one of the most confusing pro-AA catchphrases, since it conveniently leaves out the "historical aggregate" qualifier.
1) You switched tenses (from "benefit", implying present tense, to "since the program's inception", past tense. Pick one and stick with it please.
2) I call bullshit. Give proof or you're lying.
3) Even if that were historically true it actually reinforces that AA is successful since they managed to transition from needing it to not needing it. But I don't believe that's the case. If anything women have historically done slightly better than their male peers in academics, their problem has been lack of access due to gender discrimination.
I have no idea what we are fighting about. I don't understand how "beneficiary" is inherently a present tense, but that's besides the point. Didn't you sense my own hostility to the "AA white women" claim? Either it's true and useless information, or it's false.