All of that is still petty sh!t. As an Asian, I sure as hell wouldn't be justified in saying my race is the most discriminated against group because of affirmative action or because people poke fun at the Asian accents. Likewise, it's just as crazy when white guys cry "pity me" because their advantaged position is being slowly being eroded by affirmative action. When I apply to medical school or graduate engineering school, I'm going to get screwed over, because as SherEPunjab said, we are over-represented. But I'm not going to bitch like the aformentioned 40% of AT who participated in the poll because I realize the discrimination against me is still petty when I consider the much greater racism that blacks, Arabs, women, or half-Arab-half-black lesbian handicapped women have to face. To those certain white boys, you are not the most discriminated group, get the fvck over your self-pity and maybe you'll come to understand a little of the real racism other people face.Originally posted by: nan0bug
I agree. Discrimination against blacks isn't nearly as open as it is against asians and middle eastern people. I hear more people make fun of the way asians and middle eastern people talk than any other kind of racism on a day to day basis.Originally posted by: SherEPunjab
Man AA is most predujiced against those that don't benefit from it but technically should. I believe AA was designed to "correct the wrong doings of the past," and to attempt to ensure that fair amounts of people from different ethnic groups are represented in the work place and schools. Well, Asians were discriminated against in the past as well. When was a white protestant male discriminated against in this country? The Chinese were forced to build the railroads under slave like conditions, they were put in the coal mines first to die off, they were lynched and harassed esp. the chinese with long pigtail hair).Originally posted by: MindStorm
Do you seriously believe that? When I saw the results of the poll, that just boggled my mind. It's like someone dogmatically arguing with me that the earth is flat. It's such a ridiculous notion that I don't even know how to respond. WHY do you believe, as a white male, that you are the most discriminated group against? Because of AA?Originally posted by: se7enty7
I do believe that, but I didn't participate in the poll.Originally posted by: MindStorm
Let me guess, you're one of the ridiculously stupid 40% of AT (referring to a poll from a while ago) who believe white males are the most discriminated group.Originally posted by: se7enty7
I see 50x more racist black people than I do racist whites.
And this thread follows what I see where I live.
This is why I say they are the real victims of A.A., I definitely do not think whites are. Even today minority groups are discriminated against, how much is all relative. Blacks, obviously, get discriminated against the most. But don't think that Asians don't. They do, and they have to contend with the fact that they are already often overrepresented in many colleges and the pool with which they are competing against is, in all probability, superior to the pool of whites in terms of academic merit. I think they are on the receiving end both times. i think this and i'm not even chinese.