I absolutely oppose all mandated affirmative action by the state and and all lowering of standards on testing to let more non-Whites in.
I’ve had to take tests all my life. Had to take an SAT test. Had to take tests to graduate college with a BA. Had to take tests to get into grad school. Had to take more tests to get into education grad school. Had to take more tests to get a teaching job. Went back to grad school. Had take tests to even get through the program. Had to take a truly murderous test to get my Master’s Degree.
I don’t think people realize how significant those tests are. I had to pass them. If I didn’t pass them, I flunked. I wasn’t admitted to the program. I didn’t get the degree. There was no coddling, no “Oh Bob is disadvantaged and part of some dumb race of people, so we have to lower standards for him.” Hell no. I don’t pass and I’m gone. It’s do or die. Pass or fail. And I passed, without anybody lowering one damned standard to let me through. If I had to go through all that crap, the rest of you have to go through the exact same thing.
I never got a break or a lower barrier to jump over. Why the Hell should you? Because you’re dumb? Bad answer. Because you’re part of a dumb race of humans? Bad answer. You’re not all dumb.
I see smart Blacks – Black attorneys and physicians, Blacks doing every high level job Whites do, every time I turn on my TV. In my recent courtroom adventures, I saw four Black attorneys, two men and two women. They graduated law school. And they passed the damn bar. If they can do it, maybe you can do it. If you can’t do it, don’t cop out and blame racism. Go into some field where you can do well. It’s not that hard. Come on, people.