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End it already. Any measure other than academic qualification discriminates against the best applicants. Affirmative action is simply wrong.
Martin Luther King stated: ""I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.""
Unfortunately we still have many liberals wanting to judge people by the color of their skin. It is just wrong !!!
AA is reverse dicrimination and should be stopped.
The whole problem could be (and have been) easily fixed by simply replacing racial quotas with income based quotas. While affirmative action is based on very good intentions, the long-term result was not well thought out.
White women (the biggest benefactors of early Affirmative Action practices) should be the biggest defenders of retaining the original intent of AA: balancing out the "old white boy" social fraternity network in favor of a broader opportunity network. The main focus of AA today are the underrepresented populations (black/African-American, American Indian/Indigenous and Chicano/Latino/Mexican) students who face discriminatory practices across the board in the U.S. Because this nation has grown increasingly ethnically diverse, there is the misguided belief that the need for affirmative action has passed. Not even close to being the case as many educational, economic and social indicators support.
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