US Politics : Biden 100 days edition

Noob-Noob

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TBH that was one of the better Biden responses I have seen (my standards are low with him - I'm surprised he is still alive at 100 days). He did not forget where he was once in his response.

I don't read anything into "I'm going to be in trouble" remark. It's his goofy way of saying he is going to be late.
A-Women to that
 

Kieppie

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C4Cat: It's not Democratic policy.

Kieppie: But universities and colleges!!

¯\(°_o)/¯

By advancing equity across the Federal Government, we can create opportunities for the improvement of communities that have been historically underserved, which benefits everyone. For example, an analysis shows that closing racial gaps in wages, housing credit, lending opportunities, and access to higher education


Walks like a duck...
 

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If you supported Trump - Racist, sexist, White Supremacist. Devil Worship. Sub 100 IQ Etc.
Biden - Hero amongst men. Extremely intelligent. BLM. Hairy Legs

Interesting summary, not sure i agree with you on the devil worship but pretty spot on with the rest.
 

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It's not? Have you looked at the universities and college staff in the US lately?
This is not a new practice.
Unless you can show me a democrat bill or official policy on this then it's not Democrat policy. These are university policies.
Remind me which side opposed the most recent amendment to address this?
You're talking about the hate-crimes bill which was passed by the senate 94-1 so it's not correct to say that democrats voted in favor of systemic racism. That's a lie. The democrats voted against the amendment in question because it conflicts with a recent Supreme Court ruling that finds elite colleges like Harvard University do not discriminate against AAPI students when using race-based admissions. You conveniently left that part out. There are always many factors to consider and race is one of them, given historical context. Promoting diversity, opportunity and tolerance is important, given the intermixed world we live in. GPA scores are not the only single factor to consider (though it is a primary factor, obviously). Including race as a factor is not necessarily racism (which requires discrimination to be based on seeing another race to be inferior to ones own race).
“The consideration of race, alongside many other factors, helps us achieve our goal of creating a student body that enriches the education of every student. Diversity also represents a pathway for excellence for both Harvard and the nation,” Harvard president Lawrence S. Bacow said in a statement.
“Harvard’s admissions policies are consistent with Supreme Court precedent, and lawfully and appropriately pursue Harvard’s efforts to create a diverse campus that promotes learning and encourages mutual respect and understanding in our community,” Harvard spokesperson Rachael Dane said in a statement. “As we have said time and time again, now is not the time to turn back the clock on diversity and opportunity.”
 

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If anyone wants to know what's wrong with the world. Read this thread.

Seems like Trump touched a few people on their studios :ROFL:

If you supported Trump - Racist, sexist, White Supremacist. Devil Worship. Sub 100 IQ Etc.
Biden - Hero amongst men. Extremely intelligent. BLM. Hairy Legs
Welcome to the US politics thread, Noob-Noob.

This, of courses being a Joe Biden thread because, well, he's POTUS.

What a pity you missed all of the "stolen election" coping in the U.S Politics, Joe Biden Defeats Trump to win US Election, Lame Duck Days and Result threads; and the "this is why Donnie will win" swagger of Part 3, Part 2 and Part 1 of the run-in threads; and the "cry more, Libs, Donnie is still your potus" of the Covefe IV and Covefe III threads, and the Qanon-ie "Donnie's secretly taking down pedos and the deep state" of Covefe II; and the "fsck your feelings, Libs" of the Greatest President (by volume) thread.

And so on, and so on...

So sad you'll never get to know Xarog, or Em, or GBM, or David, or the Count... November surely hurt them too badly.

Yup,

Donnie's throne's been sniffed so much by MyBB's band of Trumpists over the last five years, it's developed tiny little canyons.
 
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Dem supporters taking another L in the GREAT STATE OF TEXAS. Such bad losers!

A Texas school board has scored an overwhelming election victory to stop “critical race theory” and a new “cultural competence action plan” from being forced into classes.

The elections in Southlake on Saturday were so divisive that backers of the new anti-racism measures called on the Department of Justice to intervene — and even pop star Demi Lovato ripped opponents of the plan.

“It is horrifying to see how some of the parents … are literally FIGHTING to uphold white supremacy and are resisting the anti-racism work that is so needed,” she tweeted in January, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram noted.

 

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Unless you can show me a democrat bill or official policy on this then it's not Democrat policy. These are university policies.

You're talking about the hate-crimes bill which was passed by the senate 94-1 so it's not correct to say that democrats voted in favor of systemic racism. That's a lie. The democrats voted against the amendment in question because it conflicts with a recent Supreme Court ruling that finds elite colleges like Harvard University do not discriminate against AAPI students when using race-based admissions.

Wrong. There is no conflict. They could make such an amendment as it was the First Circuit Court of Appeals, not the SCOTUS, that found in favour of Harvard. That ruling is limited to only those districts.

The court actually said they discriminate.

A race-conscious admissions program is not narrowly tailored if a university uses it despite workable race-neutral alternatives. See Fisher I, 570 U.S. at 312. The district court found that eliminating race as a factor in admissions, without taking any remedial measures, would reduce African American representation at Harvard from 14% to 6% and Hispanic representation from 14% to 9%. SFFA II, 397 F. Supp. 3d at 178. It found that at least 10% of Harvard’s class would not be admitted if Harvard did not consider race and that race is a determinative tip for approximately 45% of all admitted African American and Hispanic students.

You conveniently left that part out. There are always many factors to consider and race is one of them, given historical context. Promoting diversity, opportunity and tolerance is important, given the intermixed world we live in. GPA scores are not the only single factor to consider (though it is a primary factor, obviously). Including race as a factor is not necessarily racism (which requires discrimination to be based on seeing another race to be inferior to ones own race).

Forced diversity is a horrible notion. Whether is is by gender or race. As mentioned they make no distinction between a wealthy Chinese or poor Vietnamese. It's almost like Bernie's "white people don't know what it's like to be poor"

The reason it passed was because Harvard had couched the discrimination in the legally necessary verbiage under existing Supreme Court jurisprudence.

These goals make clear that Harvard’s interest in diversity “is not an interest in simple ethnic diversity, in which a specified percentage of the student body is in effect guaranteed to be members of selected ethnic groups,” but “a far broader array of qualifications and characteristics of which racial or ethnic origin is but a single though important element.” Parents Involved, 551 U.S. at 722 (quoting Grutter, 539 U.S. at 324-25). Race is one piece of Harvard’s interest in diversity. It is “considered as part of a broader effort to achieve ‘exposure to widely diverse people, cultures, ideas, and viewpoints.’” Id. at 723 (quoting Grutter, 539 U.S. at 330

The Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari asking the Supreme Court to take the case, but this is unlikely since Harvard is a private institution.
 

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