Originally Posted by Div
I agree with you guys, I was thinking of something else when I said "anti-discrimination laws". What I meant was recently proposed ideas in congress about making it illegal to say racist remarks and such. But yea, denying someone a job or education based on gender or race or whatever and not on their performance should be illegal.
I pretty much agree with you on this as well.
What I do agree with, however, is "reverse discrimination" to a certain extent.
Also known as affirmative action, I believe for example that race should play a factor in giving blacks favorable entry into college over a better-qualified white student. Why? Because blacks have been discriminated against for about 500 years or so in North America. And a few years of reverse discrimination in the US will help blacks out a little bit. And a few years of this activity pales in comparison to 500 years.