Originally Posted by LirvA
So you explain to me how it's NOT racist.
First of all, I do not have to do this. You come out with a bold claim in your OP with absolutely no logical reasoning behind it, and you expect that the burden of proof is on me? No. But I will indulge you for a second here.
Second of all, it turns out I am going to have to indeed bust out a dictionary definition of racism for you because "Treating people differently than another" is not. So let's review (courtesy of dictionary.com):
1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others.
Hm, nope. Not seeing it.
a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.
hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.
So I'd like you to tell me something without resorting to one of your ridiculous hypotheticals. First, if this office were to succeed and managed to raise the graduation rates of black students (who consistently fall short of nearly every demographic in terms of graduation rates, especially when compared to Caucasians), would this be a bad thing? Is it racist to try to help a certain class of people who seem to be benefiting from the system less than others?