Another way of putting it is having lower expectations of a group.
For years I have believed in one standard for everyone and no exceptions. If you have a standard of excellence then either hold it or raise it and hold everyone to it regardless of race, creed, color, sex, whatever.
If the standard to get into a program is a certain level of skill, intelligence, muscle, whatever then the standard stays the same for everyone.
Someone once said that requiring a fireman candidate to drag 150 pounds 50 yards was unfair to woman candidates. It's not.
Letting women (or anyone else)slide on such a requirement is unfair to the public who is paying these people.
Same holds true for academic standards in schools.
If the standard is a fixed high school GPA coupled with a a certain college board score than it applies to everyone irregardless of race, color, sex, whatever.
One of the biggest forms of racism is the assumption of lower performance.
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