Monday, February 23, 2015


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  1. write seven (7) lines or more regarding the following questions.
       What is affirmative action (or what do you think it is)?
       What is diversity?
       How are diversity and affirmative action different?
       Do you consider diversity when thinking about what college you plan on applying to?   
 Also, be sure to respond to two or more classmates entries to receive full credit.
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  1. Affirmative action are programs that were designed to sneek out, hire, and promote qualified minority workers. Diversity is a group of people who are different race and have different culture. The differences between diversity and affirmative action is that affirmative action is trying to make a diversity in the economy. I didn't even start thinking about which college to go to. But if I were, I would consider diversity.
    -Dat Ly

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    1. I didn't think of diversity either when considering colleges.
      ---- fab

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    2. Well thought out response, this response makes clear of what Affirmative action and Diversity is. Very well Done..........TapaN

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    3. i Like the way you define the word
      -Seihrahbi Angela

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    4. very well explained. ~Leah

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    5. I agree with your affirmative action definition. -Raven

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    1. Affirmative action is a policy that favors minorities or the less fortunate when citizens are looking for a job or college. It helps when their is a vast diversity between people applying for the same position. No i don't consider diversity.

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  3. Is an action or policy favoring those who tend to suffer from discrimination, most likely in a relationship of employment or education. The word diversity means to me variety. Diversity is different people and affirmative action is an act that is there for diversity. Yes i do consider diversity because i would like to talk to other about their cultures and their traditions and values.
    Manny Pacquiao

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    1. I agree with all but I wouldn't want to talk to others about their culture, kinda personal.
      -Dat Ly

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    2. I think learning about others cultures and traditions are very important to learn about in college also.- Tashia

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    3. WOW GREAT RESPOND. AYE

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  4. I still am unsure what affirmative action is so I cant give you a good guess to what it is. Diversity is like the mixture of races like when someone says "SciTech is a diverse school." they are saying we have a good mix of many races at the school. I guess.
    -Seihrahbi

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    1. its basically giving minorities a job opportunity simply for being a minority...orrion

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    2. Great job Orrion and I agree with your definition. Especially when you say 'job opportunity'. That's exactly what it is...a job 'opportunity' rather than simply giving them a job because they are a minority.

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  5. Affirmative action is the requirement of having at least one minority interviewed for a job. Affirmative action leads to diversity so they are not the same thing. I do think about diversity, by deciding to not waste time thinking about it and just jump to looking at HBCUs since I know the group of people that go to schools like that.
    -Orrion

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    1. I like your answer but where them six lines at, you slippin.
      -AmiRR

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    2. WOW DUDE< I LIKE IT. AYe

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    3. Seven lines, sorry I stay flexin

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    4. I do like your response in Affirmative action but you didn't actually clarify what Diversity is. All in all it was good response..TapaN

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  6. Affirmative action is working with other people to help discrimination. Affirmative action is to provide job opportunities to at least one minorities . Diversity is a large group of people with different ethic group. Diversity means its a large group of people with different ethnicity hanging on same place, affirmative action helps minorities to get a job or proper education. Yes i do consider diversity when thinking about college plans TapaN

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    1. I Agree with you- Ganga

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  7. Tashia Walton

    Affirmative action is a policy favoring those who tend to suffer from discrimination in employment or education; positive discrimination. Diversity means there's a variety of different things. Affirmative action and diversity are different because affirmative action only focuses on education and employment, while diversity can be focused on many different things.

    Yes, I consider diversity when thinking about what college I want to attend because I want to be around different kinds of people and learn more about different things.

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    1. I agree with you and know i know what affirmative action is. -saf

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    2. I like your definition of affirmative action
      -Seihrahbi Angela

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  8. I think Affirmative action is allowing minorities to have an equal chance to compete in the work place. I could be wrong though don't quote me. Diversity is different back rounds , races , religions and customs. I think because of diversity affirmative action is in place. I didn't think about diversity and in college but im sure there will because there will be people from all walks of life.
    ---- fab

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  9. I think that affirmative action is when you take action in a very affirmative way. I think that diversity is when there is a variation of different things or it means that its a type of segregation. They are different because one is affirmative and the other is a diversity also one means taking action and the other is segragation.
    -AAmiR

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    1. You just used the word in the definition of the same word. Really?
      -Dat Ly

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    2. A'mir,
      I like your thoughts but can you explain when you say, 'take action in a very affirmative way'. What does affirmative mean to you?

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  10. AYE
    I think affirmative action is something which is positive discrimination related to employment or education. Diversity is a group of people from different races and background come together and achieve one goal. Diversity is a people from different places and affirmative action is the action people give each other in the work environment. i think about the diversity because when you are working or studying you need all kind of people so you wont be nervous.

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    1. 'positive discrimination' is an interesting term!

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  11. Affirmative action is regarding to equal access to higher education for minorities. Diversity is having a mixture of people with different ethnicity and races all working together as one or living in one community. diversity is working together or living together while affirmative action is minorities getting higher education. Yes, I do consider diversity when thinking about what colleges I want to attend. The more diverse the college is the better it will be. ~Leah

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    1. You make a good point leah. -saf

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    2. You are correct! Affirmative action applies to education and employment!

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    3. agreed I would hate to go to a college that isn't diverse because it seem like they wouldn't accept me.
      --- fab

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  12. I personally don't know what affirmative action is. I believe diversity is different races, religions and or anything that makes people who they are individually. I have no idea how diversity and affirmative action are different from one another. Why would I think about diversity when applying to college? But i did have to write an essay about schools, and I realize that every school website talks about diversity and how it can help us. -Saf

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    1. You explained the two words very well. -Raven

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    2. Yeah I don't really see where the comparison comes in between affirmative action and diversity either. - Tashia

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    3. I agree and great point! Is diversity only about race or can diversity mean other things (like religion, sex, etc..) too?

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  13. Affirmative action creates equal opportunity for everyone to have a shot at different jobs. Diversity is when a community is mixed with all different type of people, races, and backgrounds. I think these are two very different things for many reasons. Affirmative action does not treat everyone equally it treats people like they are disadvantaged. ~ Uriel

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  14. I think affirmative action means equal access to education, I think it applies to jobs and other things as well. Diversity means a variety of different things. Affirmative action is different because it focuses on changing the many disadvantages groups have. Diversity creates an environment that everyone and every group can fit in. -Raven

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  15. I think that affirmative action is a action that help people who suffer from discrimination. It's an action that help people get the help they deserve. I think that diversity is the state of having people different races or different cultures. I think that affirmative action and diversity are different because affirmative action for African American and diversity for all minority.
    -----Ganga Bajgai

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