Thursday, November 06, 2008

Equality of Opportunity vs. Equality of Outcome

Equality of rights does not mean equality of results. I can have all the equal treatment in the world on a golf course and I will not finish within shouting distance of Tiger Woods.

When arbitrary numerical "goals" or "quotas" under affirmative action are not met, the burden of proof is put on the employer to prove that he did not discriminate against minorities or women. No burden of proof whatever is put on the advocates of "goals" or "quotas" to show that people would be equally represented in jobs, colleges or anywhere else in the absence of discrimination.

Tons of evidence from countries around the world, and over centuries of history, show that statistical disparities are the rule, not the exception-- even in situations where discrimination is virtually impossible.

Anonymously graded tests do not show the same results from one group to another. In many countries there are minorities who completely outperform members of the majority population, whether in education, in the economy or in sports, even when there is no way that they can discriminate against the majority.

~Thomas Sowell

3 Comments:

At 11/07/2008 3:55 AM, Blogger 1 said...

I'm seeing the potential for a real up surge of home schooling...

Homeschooling Will Explode Under President Obama

By Andrew Breitbart

Now there is even more reasons for home schooling than what Breitbart offered up back in October when he penned his opinion piece...

From the Commie in Transition's web site:

The Obama Administration will call on Americans to serve in order to meet the nation’s challenges. President-Elect Obama will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to help teachers in underserved schools, as well as a new Health Corps, Clean Energy Corps, and Veterans Corps. Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by developing a plan to require 50 hours of community service in middle school and high school and 100 hours of community service in college every year. Obama will encourage retiring Americans to serve by improving programs available for individuals over age 55, while at the same time promoting youth programs such as Youth Build and Head Start.

 
At 11/07/2008 12:28 PM, Blogger Arman said...

"The Obama Administration will call on..."
And what is your problem with that?? Calling on alternatives for camaraderie, influence and purpose to rival the national guard and military service?

As for home schooling, why not? You should be aware of what your child is being taught, and the fact that most parents are oblivious is just too sad for words.

 
At 11/08/2008 3:27 AM, Blogger 1 said...

Apparently arman doesn't understand what the meaning of the word, "require" and how this alledged constitutional lawyer's grasp of the 13th & 14th amendment of the Constitution has something to say about this plan

BTW arman, apparently the pinko parasite has been hearing footsteps with regards to what was up on that site regarding America Serves, its changed quite a bit...

Maybe arman should read the following for a wake up call to reality: Election Analysis: America Can Take Pride In This Historic, Inspirational Disaster

"Yes, I know there are probably other African-Americans much better qualified and prepared for the presidency. Much, much better qualified. Hundreds, easily, if not thousands, and without any troubling ties to radical lunatics and Chicago mobsters. Gary Coleman comes to mind</i"...

 

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