first off: i must state again that affirmative action is bullshit.
just because i hate it so much.
not to get off on a rant here.. but, i understand that in theory AA was a nice idea. a lot of things are nice... in theory. but once it was put into action, it lost everything it was supposed to mean. at least that is what i believe.
people wanted as some sort of retribution for the whole slavery thing. but ya know what? we can't change the past. we can look and learn from it, but never erase history. i know that slavery is a sensitive subject for most black people. but the thing, they were never themselves slaves. just like all the white people of today are not slave owners. that whole system just doesn't exist. i know that minorities still face some hardships in this country, but damn! we can't go giving handouts when there are so many other problems with this country that are more important. i really just don't feel that affirmative action is relevant any more. all the miniorities and woman just want to be treated as equals right? they're always bitching about wanting equality. than face the facts: affirmative action does NOT make any steps towards equaling things out. it puts an even bigger line between the minorities/woman and the white man. if they really wanted equality, they would hate AA. it just proves that they aren't good enough to succeed on their own. that they are so inferior that they need government help in order to make it in life.
but that's just my opinion. i could be wrong.