Should private schools be allowed to discriminate?

Posted by: discomfiting

Discriminate whether it is against somebody's color, sexuality, or gender.

  • No they shouldn't be able to do that

  • Yes they should be able to do that

62% 10 votes
38% 6 votes
  • Don't be naive; this isn't and never was a free country.

  • Discrimination based on something uncontrollable is illegal in the United States. Schools already discriminate based on things like GPA and work ethic.

  • Being a private school doesn't exclude them from anti-discrimination laws.

  • If it's private then it's a business and should be subject to equality and diversity legislation.

  • Its ridiculous to want to teach discrimination in a world which does not tolerate (or should not) discrimination.

  • If it's a private school then the government can't say who it can and cannot accept.

  • I'm not racist, but it is a privately owned school. They have the right to their own opinions like you and I.

  • A private school can set the bar -- for admission, academics, etc. It is usually higher than the Public schools (no offense intended). Often times, the grading-system is also tougher. They do not receive government funding & the government cannot interfere with that.

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texans14 says2014-07-24T15:04:07.5460495-05:00
Discomfiting, if America isn't free, what is?
BblackkBbirdd says2014-07-24T15:06:48.7091306-05:00
"Its private. The government can't get involved in everything. I thought this was a free country?" What should they get involved in then? Why should they get involved in something serious like discrimination?
discomfiting says2014-07-24T15:20:08.8931617-05:00
It's not free in the way Rhodesia is making an oversimplification of America's freedom to make his argument. Anybody that's taken a basic government class (or even done basic research on rights), you know that there are types of freedoms and rights- like limited rights, absolute rights and qualified rights. There's also economic and personal freedoms. To make the notion that America or any country is a free country would mean you can do whatever you want, whenever you want. America wasn't founded on entirely absolute freedom to do whatever you want whenever you want. A lot of our rights are limited but a few are absolute rights. You're not free in the sense that you can do whatever you want whenever you want; if you were, no laws would exist. Your rights are limited in America just like every other country, some more limited & some less. America is not a free country to do anything you wish and it wasn't founded on that idea either. You have freedom of speech, but you can't go around making terrorist threats; you get arrested. You have freedom of religion but you can't sacrifice animals or people for your religion. There's too many types of freedoms and rights to say a country is free because it's not literally a free nation, just a more-free-than-the-average-nation.
Rhodesia79 says2014-07-24T16:43:26.7406474-05:00
I changed my comment because discomfiting showed me how just saying freedom could be taken out of context.
discomfiting says2014-07-24T17:00:54.1045054-05:00
SweetTea says2014-07-25T10:53:09.5160637-05:00
Private schools are selective by GPAs -- not race. I'm 54 years old & 3/4 of my education was in private schools. My own children attended private schools. I went to school with Hispanics, Whites & Blacks. Even in the state of Mississippi, in the mid-70s, there were some Black students in Private schools there. If you have the grades, good behavior & cash, you can attend. My kids went to school with Whites, Blacks, people of Indian decent & Asians. My son also attended a private college. That too had diversity. Obviously, it isn't as diverse as a Public college. It isn't as big as one, either. So, please, do not judge Private schools by BJU. The latter is NOT the norm.
discomfiting says2014-07-25T10:56:28.5465933-05:00
Bob jones uni was actually what sparked me to ask this question. I don't think all private schools want to discriminate either.
SweetTea says2014-07-25T18:05:11.4784373-05:00
Discomfiting ... BJU began accepting Blacks, in the 90's. About 15 years ago, they began to allow interracial dating. The Feds had to threaten to take student loan aid to wake them up. You should see what BJU Press puts in textbooks regarding other denominations, i.e. Catholics. It's unreal! Then, there's the rule about eating bananas. Assuming nothing has changed, a girl cannot eat a banana (unless using a spoon). I don't know if the guys are permitted to, or not! Http://www.Christianitytoday.Com/ct/2000/marchweb-only/53.0.Html?Paging=off

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