"It's clear that the comment that affirmative action, as it actually has been implemented (not as some think it's been implemented), is the cause of "the downfall of the US" is simply a racist comment. And it's a plainly stupid comment since it would take a lot more than what even the racists thinks affirmation action is to cause "the downfall of the US"."
Paul, you have absolutely no idea how affirmative action even works, much less how impossible it is to compete with other economies which aren't saddled like ours is. It's the moral equivalent of tying both hands behind our back and then claiming that the only reason that even the Portuguese can manufacture semiconductors where we CANNOT, is because of "racism".
Our economy has been crippled since 1967, for 45 years, and during that entire time, we have been totally and completely noncompetitive in the so called "global economy".
The DAY it ends is the DAY we can begin our social and economic recovery.