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    Should race or gender be a determining factor

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    For anyone - for anything - ever?

    Are there ever any circumstances in which you SHOULD consider this as a reason for any decision that is ever made - careers, family matters, adoption, medical care, etc.
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    Nope

    I think that each person should be evaluated equally and given the same opportunities.
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    Maybe some medical care. As in maybe some races should have mandatory screenings for things that particular race is more prone to. Other than that, no.


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    Yes. I hate to say it but yes, there are times when race, gender and other things play into the qualifications or needs of that person. I don't want to see a strip club being sued because of gender issues. I'm sorry but if I go to see a man strut his stuff, I don't want to see a woman on stage. btw, that was just an example, I've never actually been to a male strip club. I know I discriminate sometimes on purpose. I know I want to go to a female OBGYN so that's a question I ask when deciding who I will see. I just discriminated but to many that's acceptable.
    I completely agree that babies should be screened for common ethnic diseases.
    When I was in college and had to take specific religious studies I didn't want to take Christian studies from a Muslim if there was a Christian professor available. I felt you should teach what you know and practice.
    I think in general we should strive not to discriminate against a person because of those things but if it's truely relevent then I feel it applys. I guess the problem is in policing it.
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    I think that when it comes to things such as work applications or college applications or even standardized tests race and gender should not even be asked..... For example on the ACT's you get more points if you are a black male in comparison to a white male.. instead i think that sociodemographics should be used...

    But when it comes to healthcare and other things i agree with the people above... obviously a womens insurance should pay for things such as mammograms because they are women and are more prone to breast cancer
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    Maybe some medical care. As in maybe some races should have mandatory screenings for things that particular race is more prone to. Other than that, no

    I think that when it comes to things such as work applications or college applications or even standardized tests race and gender should not even be asked..... For example on the ACT's you get more points if you are a black male in comparison to a white male.. instead i think that sociodemographics should be used...

    But when it comes to healthcare and other things i agree with the people above... obviously a womens insurance should pay for things such as mammograms because they are women and are more prone to breast cancer

    i agree- like sickle cell should be screened for in African American people. or turrets (i dont think i spelled that right) in the Jewish people- simply because they are more prone to have these diseases. but not in most jobs,or tests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie826 View Post
    I think that when it comes to things such as work applications or college applications or even standardized tests race and gender should not even be asked..... For example on the ACT's you get more points if you are a black male in comparison to a white male.. instead i think that sociodemographics should be used...
    Good point
    With the government trying to emphasize the "melting pot" or "Politically Correct" aspects of everyday living then why do they take the effort to break education down into race-statistics?

    How different would funding and general concerns be if race-statistics were removed from reports and you only saw the success of students?
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    No i dont think so. We should all be treated as equals.
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    Yes sometimes they do play a factor

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