Affirmative Action; what's your take?

<p>Minority admissions programs work not because they give black students access to the same rich cultural environment as white students, or any other formal vision of engineered equality. They work by giving black students access to the same white students, as white students, by allowing them to make acquaintances outside their own social world, and so shortening the chain lenghs between them and the best jobs.</p>

<p>We don't need another Affirmative Action debate. There are already thousands of threads on CC about it.</p>

<p>Here is the major thread dealing with Affirmative-Action related topics:</p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-admissions/927219-race-college-admission-faq-discussion-8-a.html?highlight=race+FAQ%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-admissions/927219-race-college-admission-faq-discussion-8-a.html?highlight=race+FAQ&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

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There are already thousands of threads on CC about it.

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<p>Can you prove that statement?</p>

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Can you qualify that statement?

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<p>Did you mean to ask whether I could support the statement? If so, I cannot. But I would be enormously surprised if the number were less than 2,000-3,000.</p>

<p>There are 240 archived from 2004-2010 with the phrase "Affirmative Action" in the title. I would assume that only a small percentage of threads about race in admissions include "Affirmative Action" in the title.</p>

<p>:facepalm: at OP.</p>

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There are 240 archived from 2004-2010 with the phrase "Affirmative Action" in the title.

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<p>How did you determine that?</p>

<p>^I'm guessing search function.</p>

<p>^ I still don't see how.</p>

<p>Thank you for squashing this pointless redundancy early. Seriously.</p>

<p>Search yielded the maximum of 200. I retooled the search to do newest to oldest, by OP date. Then I noted the last thread's title, OP, and date. Then, reversing the order, so it was from oldest to newest, I revealed 40 older threads before the aforementioned "last thread" came up.</p>

<p>silverturtle, I checked and I would agree with you. At the very best, one can only search for threads with the words affirmative action in the thread, even if the thread isn't about that. When using the search through tag function, I only found 33.</p>

<p>EDIT: BillyMc's methods worked for me. Either way, we don't need another one of these threads.</p>

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Search yielded the maximum of 200. I retooled the search to do newest to oldest, by OP date. Then I noted the last thread's title, OP, and date. Then, reversing the order, so it was from oldest to newest, I revealed 40 older threads before the aforementioned "last thread" came up.

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<p>Ah, I never noticed that there was the option to just search titles.</p>

<p>Note: I was agreeing that there are likely well over a thousand threads dealing with affirmative action/race in admissions. Searching "Affirmative Action" by individual post continues to run into the 200 limit, though. Seeing that there are 240 threads with "Affirmative Action" in the title, one can infer that there are many times that about race and admissions without that in the title.</p>

<p>There's over 200 with race in the title. There might be some overlap, but still, thuosands of threads is not an overstatement.</p>

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^ I still don't see how.

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The correct answer to this was "That's because it's above your clearance" but oh well.</p>

<p>I'm quite bored, so conducting a more in depth (if incomplete) study.</p>

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The correct answer to this was "That's because it's above your clearance" but oh well.

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<p>Indeed, a missed opportunity.</p>

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I'm quite bored, so conducting a more in depth (if incomplete) study.

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<p>Well, you can add that thread about quadruplets to your list. :)</p>

<p>This is how I feel at myself:
<a href="http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh72/Shunt666/son_i_am_disappoint.gif%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh72/Shunt666/son_i_am_disappoint.gif&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Okay, so here is what I found, through a searching of subforums I figured would have things about AA in them (didn't feel like doing the longer search on 200+ to pinpoint number or call it 400+). Naturally, not all of these are 100% about affirmative action, and naturally, MANY are not listed (also, the old CC site isn't archived here).</p>

<p>Number of threads containing "Affirmative Action" in posts - Subforum</p>

<p>198 - College Search & Selection
200+ - College Admissions
28 - African American Students
7 - Hispanic Students
4 - Common Application
1 - Hindsight
7 - College Essays
200+ - What are my chances? (but this doesn't count as discussion)
21 - Financial Aid and Scholarships
63 - College Life
25 - International Students
2 - Canada
1 - India
200+ - Parents Forum
146 - Parent Cafe
132 - Parent Cafe E&P
39 - Cal Tech
10 - Carnegie Mellon
28 - Duke
10 - Emory
20 - Georgetown
9 - Johns Hopkins
106 - MIT
13 - Northwestern
10 - Rice
74 - Stanford
99 - UC Berkeley
50 - UCLA
34 - University of Chicago
105 - U Michigan
17 - UNC
14 - Notre Dame
45 - UVA
18 - Vanderbilt
16 - Wash U in St. Lou
43 - Brown
80 - Columbia
70 - Cornell
22 - Dartmouth
151 - Harvard
76 - UPenn
100 - Princeton
98 - Yale
60 - Law School
18 - Grad School
155 - High School Life
29 - Prep School Admissions
178 - CC Cafe</p>

<p>Are you guys going to comment on my post? Does it not stir anyone?</p>