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Obama, Race and Affirmative Action: Why the Second Term Will Be Worse (Part II)

Daddio7 Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 1:03 PM
Is every black applicant inferior? Don't urban areas need more doctors? Just increase class sizes to accommodate a few percent more students. These lower tier doctors could work in emergency rooms and "free" clinics under a government medical program and thus relieve hospitals of the expense and liability.
Roy323 Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 12:02 AM
d7"Just increase class sizes to accommodate a few percent more students" might, and I emphasize "MIGHT" be manageable, but if such accommodation could be implemented, then the next "tinkering" would likely be "let's lower the admissions by X degree", and so forth into total oblivion! No! No! No! We have made more than enough "set-asides" deferments, exception to rules; NO MORE--You want "one size fits all" OK U got it!! What?? iT DOESN'T FIT? WHO WOULD HAVE "thunk" that?

Editor's Note: This is part II in a series. Part I can be found here.

The executive branch isn’t the only arena in which the Obama affirmative action crusade will be felt over the next four years. The legislative branch, too, offers manifold opportunities for mischief. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-148), or “Obamacare,” for example, offers a generous supply of tripwire. Section 5301, which defines criteria for federal aid to medical schools, contains a subsection, “Priorities in Making Awards.” It states: “The Secretary [of Health and Human Services] shall give priority to qualified...