- Oct 27, 2008
However, I don't believe USNA admits one candidate over another based soley on ethnic or racial characteristics.
I'll agree with that; but only because you chose to use the extreme word "solely".
Would you agree with this less extreme statement:
"USNA frequently admits one candidate over another based on ethnic or racial characteristics"?
Your statement makes no sense because it would have to include those instances where one particular minority candidate is admitted over another minority candidate. I think we would have to assume that such a decision is based on relative merit.
One way of trying to debunk an argument is to take that argument to ridiculous extremes. Almost everything breaks down if looked at in that manner ... ergo, your choice of the word "solely".