Imagine two seven year old piano students. One goes to one of the best piano teachers in the country until he is 16 years old. The other goes to one of the worst. They both show great promise. They both get accepted to the Juliard school of music and second student pulls far out ahead of the first. What if there had only been one slot at the Juliard? Which student should have got it?
- The first because he was the better player.
- The second because he had the rawer deal so far.
- The first or second because an expert looked at both students and predicted the second would end up the better student, taking into account how much native talent he had, what he had done with what he had been given, how hard-working he was…
The same logic should apply to racial quotas in giving black students consideration for the poor education they have been given so far.~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)