On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 7:34 AM, Robert Hansen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Likewise, the practice of having different sets of rules depending on skin color became (after some griping) nasty and unacceptable. Affirmative action, with its race based rules and quotas looked like a throwback to the 50's and 60's. The practice didn't sit well with society or the supreme court and under that pressure the colleges began to lower the standards wholesale for everyone to lessen the appearance of color based discrimination. >
The idea that affirmative action is color based discrimination or different sets of rules depending on skin color is a racist falsity. Affirmative action is merely the idea that a proportionate amount of minorities that meet the minimum standards should be allowed "in the room" with the whites who meet the minimum standards.
Without something that is statistics-based like affirmative action, it is utterly impossible to meaningfully enforce anti-discrimination laws, and therefore its absence will pretty much give the green light to all those closet (or otherwise) bigots who control the entrance to "the room", meaning they will deny entrance to more and more qualified non-whites, and their good old days of not having to see non-whites "in the room" will come closer and closer to again becoming a reality.