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- California passed a proposition called Prop 209 which effectively killed affirmative action in their public university system.
- A bill has been reintroduced that will roll back Prop 209 and allow ethnicity to be used as one factor (NOT a quota) in university admission decisions.
- The bill would undoubtedly benefit, to a large or small degree, under-admitted and lower income groups such as: African-Americans, Latinos, Southeast Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
- The bill might “take more spaces” from other Asian groups (highly dependent on income AND ethnicity) who are typically more represented in the UC system.
- The bill might also “take more spaces” from the white population, which is why conservative Republicans are allying against it
Unless you know a lot about California politics (I know a little, but not a lot) it’s a very tricky issue to wrap your head around. You really need to take it slow and read all the way through.
Jenn Fang: http://reappropriate.co/?p=4602
Ultimately, you need to think about who more privileged East Asians should have solidarity with. The answer to me is obvious. I didn’t come from a rich family by any means, and I worked in restaurants starting at the age of 15, but my family was always able to support my college aspirations and made sure I got into college. A lot of other families don’t have that tradition and aren’t so lucky. I think the anti-SCA5 campaign is especially cruel and deceptive to Pacific Islanders and Southeast Asian-Americans. Hmong, Laotian and Cambodian-Americans actually have LOWER college graduation rates than African-Americans, so they have some of the most to gain from the restoration of affirmative action.
everyone please read before reblogging that post about S-CA5.
I teach in a California public university, and restoring affirmative action in any way would be very good for the system as a whole, I think.
The X-Men are the most diversely powered superhuman group in fictional history, so it’s strange that their only spinoff is “White Guy With Knives, Twice.” He’s already come back from one unsuccessful movie that should have killed him off (Marvel may have confused superheroes with slasher movies). An angry man waving knives around isn’t a movie franchise, it’s your father carving Thanksgiving dinner.
If you want spinoff movies — and Marvel knows that every addition to the film franchise is at least $100 million, so they really do — the X-Men have more interesting characters than every soap opera in history fighting to the death inside a nuclear reactor. And the most moviegenic is Hisako “Armor” Ichiki. Armor is a badass girl with a robot suit made entirely of psychic special effects. There is no nerd money that combination of niches wouldn’t earn.
Erik/Raven aside, Raven/Irene is clearly the superior ship. When do we get THAT movie?
The only way I can think of is literally either human sacrifice or a fan selling their soul.
Otherwise I cannot see it happening.
Because the movie studios would be like ‘BUT THERE’S NO WOLVERINE. IT WON’T SELL’.
:(((( they could do backstory where it turns out Raven and Irene where Rogue’s moms THE WHOLE TIME. Maybe Logan used to babysit in the 80s and then forgot, hence why he feels protective of Rogue when he sees her again as a teenager.
::pushes money through the screen::
Or they could do an alternate universe and set it during WWII and have Irene and Raven kick Nazi ass! It would have everything Hollywood likes: Wolverine! And Nazis!