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Tom Toles

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  1. sjc14850

    sjc14850 said, almost 4 years ago

    I love Tom Toles, but this is not so much a cartoon as it is a tweet.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 4 years ago

    Thank God for affirmative action……..

  3. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 4 years ago

    Yeah, rich little Barry had it pretty good.
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    My daughter attends school on merit scholarships alongside of ‘percentage’ students with scholarships for attending. She considers it a part of life and is not offended.
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    The melting pot effect works best with equal ambition levels. She does not mix well with them.

  4. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @Stipple

    “Yeah, rich little Barry had it pretty good.”

    Yeah, growing up in a one room house is the envy of the nation.

    “My daughter attends school on merit scholarships alongside of ‘percentage’ students with scholarships for attending. She considers it a part of life and is not offended.”

    And the minority students who got there with a merit scholarship have to come to accept as a part of life that small minded people automatically assume they’re only there because they’re a minority.

  5. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, almost 4 years ago

    A large portion of male college students in the best schools get in on “affirmative action” because, if college admissions were based on grades and test scores alone (“academic merit”), the colleges would have student bodies 70% female. At my alma mater, the law, not merit, dictates that 2/3 of the students come from in-state and get charged lower tuition fees than “more deserving” out-of-state students who are turned away by the hundreds. (And no, the difference is in no way made up by state funding, not anymore.) At no brick-and-mortar college do the students pay the full cost of their education. All such colleges rely on endowments, alumni contributions, etc., to make up the difference. So even students who pay “full freight” are being subsidized by others.

    It’s a pity Stipple’s daughter does not mix well with those unlike herself. She misses a good part of a real education that way. Must most people are too self-absorbed and uncertain of themselves at that age to reach outside their comfort zone.

  6. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, almost 4 years ago

    Actually, as demography goes, Toles is quite right. We will soon reach the point that California and Hawaii have passed in which there is no actual cultural majority in this country, but rather a collection of minorities. Unless you mean a group that controls the majority of the property. That we will have with us for some time to come.

  7. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I wonder how well she mixes with the legacy students whose parents /grandparents graduated from certain schools, or are big buck contributors? Maybe she will change. I know it took me a long time after college and into the workforce to mix comfortably with those different from myself. And I use comfortably somewhat hesitantly at times.

  8. SusanCraig

    SusanCraig said, almost 4 years ago

    I predict that some day, our great great great great great great great great great grandchildren will – unless we destroy the planet before they get here – be beige (a tint more brown than taupe)

  9. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, almost 4 years ago

    in order to carry all the genes for all the races, Adam and Eve
    were probably a cafe au late’ color

  10. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 4 years ago

    Andy Borowitz’s satire that said that Fox News was going off the air at 11:30 today for maintenaance because there was nothing the viewers wanted to see, made Snopes for debunking.

  11. corzak

    corzak said, almost 4 years ago

    @furnituremaker

    “to carry all the genes for all the races, Adam and Eve were probably a cafe au late’ color”

    I actually fooled around a bit with this concept for a project . . . the “average human skin color” is difficult to determine.

    When you say “average” . . . arithmetic or geometric mean? Or median? Mode? But here’s a sample of what I was starting to come up with:
                            

  12. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 4 years ago

    Baby steps, until we as a species finally grow up and realize that there’s only one “race” that matters- the human race.

  13. William Bednar

    William Bednar GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    This won’t be “routine” until everyone decides to join the “Human Race” instead of the “White, Black, Brown, Red, Yellow” races.

  14. Funny in AZ

    Funny in AZ said, almost 4 years ago

    My dad always said it was 10% of the population dragging the other 90% along. Keep pulling!

  15. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    “Boo hoo—SOS from Jase—as he once again plays his race card.”

    I can’t decide if you got it wrong because you didn’t bother to actually read my comment and comment I responded to, or if you changed the facts to suit your predetermined notion. Either way, your comment has zero to do with reality.

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