Monday, June 12, 2006

Reservation argument continues - 7

BarbarIndian posted a comment on this post.

It seems like the people amongst the backwards, who cannot perform, are jealous of the ones amongst them who do.

Seems very much like "Hey why are you doing so well. Because of you guys, we are not able to get what we want. We are losing our identity, the identity that we are underperformers, we need crutches and by virtue of our caste, we need affirmative action, reservations, quotas, a "little" push. We will lose all that if you do well and change our image of being underperformers."

It seems like they actually dont want to change. Many among the backwards want to remain as they are, since they lose the benefits if more amongst them actually come forward. Crazy world!!



Really? Is it becoz they have ammased quiet a lot of money...But wht about those tribal people who cant even talk anything...Those extreme backward cases r the ones tht need help as we have discussed before a survey shoulod have been conducted to realise how many people need help and then cater to them rather than do a blanket proposal....

June 13, 2006 11:02 AM  
Blogger In The Shadows said...

Read barbarindians post. He has put it in much more detail. And the comparison is apt. The black kids in States, who perform well, are accused by other blacks of "acting white".

I agree, but then isnt 50% too much, and at the cost of people who had nothing to do with backward oppression. Eg, my community has no history of backward oppression and were probably harassed by the forwards in fact. Why are such communities being punished for crimes they did not commit.

And yes, 50% is too much. See how a 50% scorer makes it, while the person who slogged for it, scored 95% has limited choices, and probably has to pay private colleges for admission. Caste should not be a parameter to judge reservations, it should be "backwardness", which can vary from person to person within a community.

June 14, 2006 1:08 AM  
Blogger In The Shadows said...


There are reservations for extremely backward tribals, but the seats go waste. A few among them get admissions, but too many seats are reserved for them.

Nothing wrong with reservations for tribals, but why should deserving candidates be left out when seats go empty.

June 14, 2006 5:17 AM  

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