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Affirmative Action started out as a good idea to help minorities get into the education system and the work force after desegregation.

But as the years went on and racial equality became less and less taboo and more socially acceptable, people began to see affirmative action for what it really was: A get in free card for non-whites. In fact, the darker you are, the better chance you have at getting a job.

Affirmative Action automatically assumes that all employers are racist, and that without it, they would only hire same-races. Since that has changed nowadays, Affirmative Action is no longer needed. We can survive just fine without it. If any employer is called out on discriminatory hiring practices, they will get in trouble.
If anything, Affirmative Action is more racist than it is helpful. "This man is black, and therefore uneducated! Let's give him a free job, because all black people are unable to make it on their own!"
by Very Metal June 08, 2007
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something that is teverse discrimination to the highest, that still pisses off non-racists. only supported by race baiters and THE WHITEST BITCHES i KNOW GETTING MONEY FROM THE GOVERNMENT FOR HAVING A SMALLL AMOUNT OF NATIVE AMERICAN HERTITAGE WHILE I, THE ONE WITH ALL WHITE HERITAGE GETS NOTHING FROM THE GOVERNMENT DESPITE BEING POOR.
affirmative action IS BULLSHIT!!!
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The hiring of gooks, spooks, chinks, spicks, and jiggaboos for performing jobs completely doable by upstanding crackers.
CEO: Hey, we've got this affirmative action thing: let's go wrangle up some spooks.

Right Hand Man: We should probably get some gooks for finance, because they are smart and good with numbers and shit.
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Affirmative Action refers to the equal opportunity employment measures that Federal contractors and subcontractors are legally required to adopt. It's a blessing to Liberals and a curse to Conservatives. As a minority myself, I don't want to obtain employment because I'm a minority; I want to obtain employment because I have the credentials. Some people have even reported that others frown upon them in the university or in the work place because others claim they were only granted enrollment or employment because of their minority status. Affirmative Action is not needed to improve the social and economic status of minorities in the United States. The situation of minorities in the United States will only be strained if people come to believe that minorities are dependent on this legislation. In order for minorities to truly advance, they must not rely on Affirmative Action to grant them access to employment, rather, they must satisfy both the work ethic and credentials to prove they are worthy of the job.
"In regards to Affirmative Action, I don't want the employers to hire me because I'm a minority; I want the employers to hire me because I have the credentials."
by Americananalyst May 19, 2013
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A term once used to describe minority hiring quotas in America that has been transformed into the caucasian American's version of the race card in that it is used as an excuse to why minorities get something and white people don't.
Tom Hanks makes bad movies in the 80s, but becomes a AA grade actor in the 90s and gets an Oscar for Philadelphia = "He's really evolved as an actor!"

Jamie Foxx makes bad movies in the 90s, but becomes a AA grade actor in the '00s and gets an Oscar for Ray = "AFFIRMATIVE ACTION!"

...I don't get it.
by R. Kemp March 11, 2005
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affirmative action (U.S.), action taken to affirm an established policy; spec. positive action by employers to ensure that minority groups are not discriminated against during recruitment or employment - taken from oxford english dictionary

affirmative action is one of the few things minorties have going for them to counter the effects of institutionalized discrimination. It is not racist, beyond popular white belief. the people that think it is racist are those that think "white males" are the most discriminated against(which is obviously bullshet since they are the most higher up in society). Have the skin color "white" does more for a person than any trivial thing like affirmative action.

minorities already have a burden just because they might have different color skin. many white people(not all) just cannot stand the thought of other groups having a slight advantage(which it really isnt since so few minorities compared to others actually get to get into those institutions that it counters the belief that a black person is taking a job etc from a white person because of the fact that the workplace, college is probably already 70%+ white)
did u know that after the civil rights acts of the 60s, it only took 14 years, 14 freaking years for a white person to bring up a case of reverse discrimination. think about it Black people have had practically no rights for like 300 yrs in the country and 250 of them they were slaves, and when they actually get some "rights" it only takes white people not even 20 years to start protesting about it.

Affirmative Action may take a couple of hundred white, asian people out of jobs or schools but compared to the millions of minorities that do not even get the chance to be in the position of getting affirmative action, those poor poor white asian people losing to an under represented minority really dont deserve pity.

im asian and yea it sucks that it goes against me but hey its cuz asians are perceived as overachieving and colleges probably think they have too much asians so thats a reason why it would affect us. but colleges can never have too many white people thats for sure.

ps. white people do not worry you are still in power, the world is not out to get you, your skin color does much much more than anything like affirmative action can do.
by Dong Woo May 21, 2006
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affirmative action (U.S.), action taken to affirm an established policy; spec. positive action by employers to ensure that minority groups are not discriminated against during recruitment or employment - taken from oxford english dictionary

Affirmative Action is good. White ppl claims that it somehow makes life harder for them is totally wrong and is bull shit.

all the statistics prove that the affect it has on white ppl not gettin into jobs, colleges is not significant at all. very small.
it only gets attention because of the reason that it is rare and when it happens white ppl go crazy and say fuck affirmative action
im asian affirmative action doesnt help us out that much but its still a good thing
by Dong Woo July 27, 2005
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