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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Thebeyonder, Oct 6, 2000.

  1. Thebeyonder

    Thebeyonder Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Affirmative Action is unjust and racist.

    Asian and caucausian students obtain a 3.5
    and 30's on the MCAT to get into medical
    school. Black students need a 3.1 and 26's
    on the MCAT to gain admittance. The argu-
    ment for this being that the medical
    community should be representative of
    society at large. The percentage of popula-
    tion that is black in the United States is
    roughly 10%. The percentage of blacks in
    medical schools is roughly 7%.
    If the percentage of races in a career field
    should mimic their percentage in the pop-
    ulation at large, then affirmative action
    should be dealt with in all professions.
    This is not a joke. This is a serious
    example of why affirmative action is racist
    and unjust.
    The NBA should have an affirmative action
    program in place. The percentage of black
    players playing in the NBA exceeds their
    percentage in the population. White players
    should occupy a greater percentage. Asians
    also deserve a position on numerous teams.
    Deserving black basketball players that are
    now competing to get into the NBA must be
    passed over for less qualified asian and
    caucasian players.



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  3. glands75

    glands75 Member 10+ Year Member

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    Oh, what I would do to be a Native-American Female, raised in poverty with a 25 on my MCAT and a GPA below 2.6. Harvard here I come!
     
  4. Ghetto2MD

    Ghetto2MD Banned

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    thats mest up to say man. you are missing the bigger picture
     
  5. WDeagle

    WDeagle 5+ Year Member

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    12 year bump? Why?
     
  6. 411309

    411309 zzzz

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    did you seriously use "mest" up? lol

    another poor attempt at sdn trollin
     
  7. Ravizzle

    Ravizzle 7+ Year Member

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    I think NBA took op seriously. Gave Nash 2 MVP awards. Lol

    Sent from my Galaxy S2 via tapatalk
     
  8. Dharma

    Dharma 7+ Year Member

    :laugh: David Stern is a SDN lurker.
     
  9. Iliketoytles

    Iliketoytles 5+ Year Member

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    I don't think he's trolling. He's actually just that clueless. His username says it all...
     
  10. NightGod

    NightGod 2+ Year Member

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    12 year necrobump is pretty amazing. Props for that.
     
  11. Iliketoytles

    Iliketoytles 5+ Year Member

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    The crazy thing is the OP is done with medschool, residency, and probably well into his own practice by now.

    It makes me wonder what I'll be thinking if 10 years from now I look back on my posts from here. Should be interesting! Ha.
     
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    dudeliness hi 2+ Year Member

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  13. Wolverines83

    Wolverines83 ASA Member 7+ Year Member

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    Agreed...don't forget Jeremy Lin

    Even Asians can play in the NBA now!
     
  14. docmayer

    docmayer 2+ Year Member

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    OP could not be more correct....
     
  15. MedPR

    MedPR Banned

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    The analogy would've been better if you talked about how a 5'5" 130lb Asian would never play in the NBA versus a 3.0/25 URM can get into medical school. Hence how the Jeremy Lin reference above is completely irrelevent. He is tall and strong enough to play in the NBA.

    Either way, the system is how it is.
     
  16. Iliketoytles

    Iliketoytles 5+ Year Member

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    How about... the best players play. The others don't. That's the way it is right now. If you want more asians in the league, tell the asian youth to start focusing on basketball (I'm sure their parents will be thrilled... :rolleyes:). It's not necessarily the league's fault for the disproportionate number of races represented in basketball... it's just there aren't too many good asian players.
     
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  18. NeuroLAX

    NeuroLAX Discere faciendo 2+ Year Member

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    I've needed this before. Thank you for that! :thumbup:
     
  19. MedPR

    MedPR Banned

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    I think this is the point though! There are a disproportionate amount of statistically qualified Asians for the NBA just as there are a disproportionate amount of statistically qualified URMs for med school. The AAMC and medical schools are contributing to solving this problem by holding URMs at a lower standard. The NBA is not doing the same for Asians.
     
  20. Iliketoytles

    Iliketoytles 5+ Year Member

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    Eh, I don't entirely agree. You can't tell me that there are just as many qualified asians who play basketball as blacks or whites. Asian upbringing, culture, and genetics are different.... so it's not surprising that the NBA (particularly the more athletic ones) lacks asian players. They just aren't as many good ones worth drafting. And the sample size in the draft pool is insanely low to begin with. So with the NBA, I disagree.

    For medschool apps, I do not think race/ethnicity should have any weight in URM status. Financial status, however, should.
     
  21. Iliketoytles

    Iliketoytles 5+ Year Member

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    Btw, Gengar wants this thread to end. Or he's going to use DreamEater on all of us.

    [​IMG]
     
  22. Wolverines83

    Wolverines83 ASA Member 7+ Year Member

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    Or....wait for it....

    It was a joke. You're gonna need a sense of humor for med school. I hear Wal-Mart is having a 4th of July sale, might wanna pick one up. :thumbup:
     
  23. MedPR

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    I'm not saying there are as many qualified asians who play basketball as blacks or whites. I'm saying the opposite, which is my point. There are way more qualified blacks for the NBA than there are asians, just like there are way more qualified asians for medical schools than there are blacks. The point I was trying to make is that med schools are making it easier for blacks and other URMs to get into the profession, while the NBA is not making it easier for asians.



    Perhaps.
     
  24. Iliketoytles

    Iliketoytles 5+ Year Member

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    Oh, ok. So we're saying the same thing basically, lol.

    OK, let's all remember what Gengar said now so our dreams won't be eaten.
     
  25. MedPR

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    I have an ultraball :thumbup:
     
  26. DocEspana

    DocEspana Bullish Physician 7+ Year Member

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    Master ball and x99 rare candy motherfudga
     
  27. MedPR

    MedPR Banned

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    I never did get into Pokemon (I was too busy playing Diablo) and I figured making any kind of reference to it would show that I had no idea what I was talking about :D
     
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    The way I see it, affirmative action should be used for undergrad only. I can understand bad high schools in inner cities not giving kids a chance, but I mean, come on, after four years of collegiate studies if he or she isn't caught up then it's by their own choice.

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  29. DocEspana

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    except there is plenty of data that shows that the URMs (in business and law school at least) outperform the mean of their fellow classmates for top leadership positions and overall earnings after graduation.

    That's always been the giant sticking point that AA-critics can't get around. "Somehow" these "underqualified" "pity acceptances" actually far outperform the average "real admission" when it comes time to actually go out into the workforce and use the training they got. At least more often than not. Really says something about making the most out of the educational gifts they are given. And really, isn't the greatest winners the people who make the most out of the homogenized resources everyone receives?
     
  30. MedPR

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    Gengar gonna get you.
     
  31. DocEspana

    DocEspana Bullish Physician 7+ Year Member

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    Abra.... get me the hell out of here. ABRA USES TELEPORT!

    note: those ****ers are so damn hard to catch for that very reason.
     
  32. Iliketoytles

    Iliketoytles 5+ Year Member

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    I found this extremely complicated flow chart detailing Abra's evolution. Alakazam can bend spoons with his mind.

    [​IMG]
     
  33. dntke1518

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    To keep with the theme of this thread I will call one of my minority pokemon who isn't seen much...

    [​IMG]

    Koffing uses OFFENSIVE GAS!! Abra is stunned.
     
  34. SpecterGT260

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    iliketoytles uses Troll Foil

    It's super effective
     
  35. MedPR

    MedPR Banned

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    :laugh::laugh:
     
  36. Medicinewoman85

    Medicinewoman85 Thats what she says 2+ Year Member

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    Its not that simple.:laugh:
     

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