What we get wrong about affirmative Open offices are overrated 1 day ago   09:13

The latest allegation that Harvard discriminates against Asians could kill affirmative action altogether.

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An alleged discrimination case against Harvard has put the affirmative action debate in the spotlight again — this time with Asian Americans being used to make the case against it. But the problem is, the way we talk about race in college admissions hasn’t changed for years…and it’s often wrong.

While we may think of affirmative action as a policy that boosts college applicants of color to help undo the effects of historical discrimination — the Supreme Court has actually narrowed the use of affirmative action over decades of rulings. And now, armed with an allegation that Harvard is using race in college admissions to discriminate against Asian applicants — conservative opponents of affirmative action may put the issue back in the hands of a majority-conservative Supreme Court.

Watch the video above to find out what we get wrong about the debate, and how Asians may fit into the complicated use of affirmative action in US college admissions.

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The lawsuit against Harvard not only forces us to talk about where Asian Americans fit into the affirmative action debate, but also their role in the racial equity debate. Read why on vox.com: http://bit.ly/2C1Bc56
Europa Man
Yes, we do sukk at talking about race-based affirmative action : Blacks are unable to compete with Whites and Yellows in Western schools. Blacks need a different school system.
Europa Man
White Western nations aren't responsible for importing and educating Yellows and Asian-Indians.
Ice Adonis
Legacy admissions?! Asians/whites silent on legacy admissions...Hypocrites! Asians are stupid, its divide & conquer. If affirmative is dead, the tiny number of blacks/Hispanics will = zero. Then, whites will come for the Asians, saying they lack creativity, lack leadership skills, only book smart, ect. Asians complain about a tiny number of blacks/ Hispanics, but not about the 50 plus % of whites getting in...
Leigh Eagles
Because someone is the same race as me, he does not speak for me, nor makes wealth for me.

I am an INDIVIDUAL and wishes to be treated as such.
The thing is America demographics is changing so there isn’t a need for AA as kids being born today are all minorities (white kids are less than 50% of their age group)
8:11 see how the “white” majority schools are the diverse ones while the “black” majority schools are nearly all black
I love how they compare asians and whites... if they compared asians and blacks academic scores
Black > White
I didn’t choose my race neither did you, I didn’t choose my families wealth, neither did you, how about we just choose the grades and block admissions from there info ab names and race religion and ect
Dough Daddy
Affirmative action is autistic and even the people whose dicks you suck think so https://ufl.ae/videow/vorg5KGd8C8
I didn't know journalist could pick sides so much.
Leonard R
Why don't we just stop asking applicants about their race? Blind admission based on any factor except skin color, which should make things as fair as possible.
>”Today’s schools are still highly segregated.”

Pasha Vosough
This is propaganda and hypocritical. I urge everyone not to fall for this. It is confusing but they are trying to fill your head with false statistics. Affirmative action isn’t a “sliver of help” it is a huge boost according to many statistics, and Asians are also heavily discriminated against SYSTEMATICALLY. Vox has thrown a fit over far less non racist things and when there is something that is actually racist towards whites and Asians they use history to justify it. Well something to note is that history has happened already, this racism is happening now and people NOW are being discriminated against. You can’t use the last to justify present racism. You are also dumbing down the opposing arguments. Bayard Rustin a gay black civil rights activist opposed affirmative action. You know why?

It wasn’t because he didn’t care about past oppression but because the system caused more racism and didn’t make sense. Affirmative actions needs to only exist for socio economics. This video is an insult to all whites and Asians, and frankly to minorities because it is claiming that we aren’t capable enough. I hope this goes to the Supreme Court and affirmative action is killed once and for all and is reformed into a socio economic system. This response is very long and if anyone actually read all this, please don’t fall for this and watch actually reliable sources for your information.
Lee Johnson
In my experience Asians are disproportionately competent.
effy curtis
So Asian got discriminated in past history,but got discriminated again with affirmative act.
dat dawg
Affirmative Action will always be a huge racist, privilege
Affirmative action? I just call it plain racism
Simple answer... make it income/class based.

Any racial criteria, even for 'diversity ', is an abomination.
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Open offices are overrated What we get wrong about affirmative 1 day ago   06:31

If you work in an office, there's a good chance it's an open one. How did we get here? And why is it so bad?

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Open offices have been around a surprisingly long time. But they're relatively misunderstood for their role in workplace culture. Where did open offices and cubicles come from, and are they really what we want?

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