Clay Bennett by Clay Bennett

Clay Bennett

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  1. Molon Labe

    Molon Labe said, about 8 hours ago

    So you think that preferential treatment based upon race is the way to correct preferential treatment based upon race. That minorities are simply too stupid to be able to compete against white people without being given lower standards of acceptance. Blacks who score 550 on their SAT’s are to be admitted, but whites and asians need at least 1550 to be granted admission.

    You really do have a twisted sense of reality.

    How about this as an idea. Your race will have no bearing on which school you go to, which job you hold, or what government program you are eligible for. Everyone has the same standard to meet. Everyone has the same test. No one has their scores “adjusted” on the basis of race, religion or sex.

    Now if you want to discriminate on the basis of financial background, where poorer individuals get a preference, THAT would be legal. But that is a class distinction and not a racial one.

    And isn’t it telling that you think that Justice Thomas is too stupid to notice that his name is upside down. THAT is racist, and I am calling you out on it.

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 8 hours ago

    I saw a lot of abuse of affirmative action over several decades, as opposed to true “equal rights”, but I do find it funny that Clarence has long been the “whitest” member of the SCOTUS ever appointed, especially as Scalia’s lap dog, and the true “Silent Sam” in oral arguments during his tenure.

  3. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 7 hours ago

    @Molon Labe

    Here’s an idea: How do you ENFORCE the idea of race-blind selection?
    Studies have shown clearly that there is a bias, such that if you have the same resume with different pictures, the white one is far more likely to be selected. IQ tests are famously biased against African-Americans — which led some idiots to claim that this is a legitimate genetic difference, which (for the record) it certainly is not. (Notably, the gap has been closing in recent years, something the racists cannot account for.)
    So if you can come up with a way for race to NEVER be considered, go to it. Affirmative Action is a way to level the playing field, which currently places equal candidates of different races at different levels.

  4. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 7 hours ago

    @Molon Labe

    When majority-black schools in poor sections of town provide the same quality of education as the majority-white schools in the suburbs, I could agree with your main point. So far, though, the evidence favors the suburban student to get a better education.

    To be fair, throwing anyone, no matter their race, into Harvard when they have graduated from a horrible high school is not likely to be much good either for the student or the school.

    So, the real issue is finding a way to provide equal-quality education, regardless of race, socio-economic standing, or section of the county/state/country. If we could make that happen (easier said than done), I would agree that there is no reason to discriminate one way or another in college admissions.

  5. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 7 hours ago

    @dtroutma

    Regarding Mr. Thomas: I have read that he has yet to ask any questions when he’s on the bench. This seems odd to me.

    Another concern is that his wife is well-involved with conservative political causes, yet he refuses to recuse himself based on her activities in cases where his wife has chosen to get involved.

    But I will give him credit for being able to know when he is holding his name upside down. The point of the ’toon could be just as well stated without that detail.

  6. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 6 hours ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Are you implying that Clarence Thomas did not get his job due to affirmative action? That he was the most qualified for the job, not because he was a minority?
    Stick to doctoring, you do very well explaining medical procedures.

  7. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 hours ago

    Why is Clarence Thomas’ name upside down, Bennett? Are you a racist? Sotomayor is.

  8. DaSharkie

    DaSharkie GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 hours ago

    @Stipple

    Maybe he did. Maybe he didn’t. But why is it such a big deal when Sotomayor was placed on the bench as the first Hispanic judge? Is it not affirmative action? Or is it different when a Democrat does it?

  9. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 4 hours ago

    @DaSharkie

    Sotomayer does her job, Thomas is not capable of doing his job.
    This is an example of the affirmative action that is damaging.

  10. sclark55

    sclark55 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 hours ago

    If Thomas was liberal, Bennett would be a racist, but Bennett is clearly not a racist, since Thomas is conservative…. This is what passes for intelligence today.
    In fact, if Thomas was a liberal and saw his name upside-down, perhaps he’d say Hey buddy you don’t want to go there!
    You folks on the left have run out of useful causes, and are embarrassing yourselves now.

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