An outdated tool meant to uplift the lower dredges of the urban and working class people of the USA, i.e minorities
. Particularly of the African American persuasion. Affirmative Action was fomented out of the need to reemburse African Americans for 400 years of slavery, and another 200 years of apartheid policies by politikos and whites in general in America. Affirmative Action was an avant garde way of saying "sorry for killing 50 million of you and enslaving the rest, here I shower my kindness upon you by letting you work at this factory for miminum wage".
Affirmative Action was created as a medium for helping urban class African Americans but has come to be used more frequently by members of other minority groups, particularly Indians and Latinos. A shocking and often underestimated effect of Affirmative Action is the fact that white women benefit from it far more than African Americans and minorities in general.
Detractors of Affirmative Action routinely sidestep the issue of white women being the beneficiaries of it while blaming African Americans for all of society's ills. See Euro trash
Affirmative Action is decrepit, outdated and void of anything remotely progressive. If the government and Americans in general were truly interested in formulating proper ways of managing the African American solution, and reembursement for years of apartheid policies, then they would fund schools in African American areas and supply them with capable teachers and staff, nothing special - just fund them the same way you fund suburban schools. That would be a great start and would guarantee immediate change.
white guy: "those bloodsucking hiphop listening bling blinging blingers are stealing all our labour and manufacturing jobs"
non white guy: "uhm .. buddy, the bimbo outside the boss' office with the miniskirt and the grade eight education is the only here benefitting from Affirmative Action"
Getting into a job/college because you are not white.
Anyone who thinks affirmative action is not racist needs to pull their heads out of their asses and stop being a politically correct liberal moron.
a system employed by certain colleges and offices, used to take opportunities away from qualified caucasians, disguised as a way of removing past discriminations.
A person with a lower GPA than me has more educational opportunities than me because of affirmative action.
Affirmative action is really just a load of bullshit.
American Colleges' defense against Natural Selection.
"Damn, all these asians got rejected from Ivy Leagues, but that black guy got in? Affirmative Action at the max!"
"In every class, everyone will quickly find out who got in only because of Affirmative Action"
"A population has to meet certain conditions to be in Hardy-Weinburg Equilibrium, once these conditions are met, evolution is not occuring: A Large Population Size, Random Mating, No Net Genetic Mutations, No Net Migrations, and No Natural Selection. No Natural Selection means no Evolution, and a population will never progress"
The most ironic rule ever created. It was intended to remove racism, however instead just reversed it. Minorities have an automatic advantage in getting a job even if they are less qualified than a Caucasian for the sole reason of their race (hence racism).
Additionally, the rule implies that a minority would not be able to beat out a Caucasian in getting a job or admittance to a college under normal circumstances, ultimately insulting minorities further.
Me: I was the most qualified to get the job, but I didn't because I'm white.
Friend: Affirmative Action is so racist.
Perhaps Affirmative Action (AA) is the biggest reason that successful blacks in America get less respect than successful members of other races. AA is a preference program, designed to give economic benefits to a group designated as "underrepresented minorities", which includes blacks, non-white hispanics, native americans and women. Although women are arguably the biggest beneficiary of AA, most others are upset at benefits given to blacks because it usually involves a higher margin of preference. See also Affirmative Blaction
Liberals typically justify AA with euphemisms such as "Leveling the playing field" or "You can't expect a man shackled for 400 years to just get up and run a race". They never speak in straightforward, concrete terms lest they reveal AA for what it is: Socio-economic welfare. It is sold to the public under the guise of "achieving equality" but, oddly, lacks any clause that measures when equality is achieved or when AA will no longer be necessary. AA is obviously not about achieving equality since no preference is given to whites, asians or women in the NBA or NFL, which are black male-dominated.
Strangely, although black groups fight passionately to preserve AA, blacks in general are offended when it is implied that AA contributed to their current job/position. They want to get AA, but they don't want anyone to know they got it.
the bullshit rule that states equal rights for all. basically some fucked up law that some black man put into rule that states that a black person is to have an equal shot at the same things as a white person. not matter if they are more qualified or not. every organozation, school, company, etc.. most follow this rule and must maintain a minimal amount of minoritites in their population.
I got accepeted to Harvard, but it was taken back because they had to maintain the affirmative action laws and i lost my place to some fucking black because someone of his color had to bitch. But if I did that, i'd be charged with hate crimes and be labeled a racist.
Political correctness in the form of institutionalized racism the liberals and socialists created to punish whites for the injustices blacks suffered during slavery, by giving unfair advantages to minorities in the name of “equality” “diversity”or “leveling the playing field.” An unconstitutional form of reverse discrimination that sets racial quotas, and labels a person’s credentials by race rather than merit. This should be an insult to black people, but it’s not because they want the unfair advantage to get a head. They don’t realize that affirmative action cheapens their achievements and assumes that no minority can get ahead on their own. The irony about affirmative action is that it uses reverse discrimination to compensate past discrimination. Let’s be honest, affirmative action originally had good intent by lawmakers, but has become grossly abused in America today like everything else. Colleges now use it, employers use it, banks use it, professional sports leagues use it to draft players, and even insurance companies use it. Heck, one of these days the hospital ERs will use it to admit patients. Because of AA, you can almost be rest assured that if/when you see a black, Hispanic or Asian person on a college campus it was probably a direct result of affirmative action.
Affirmative action is the epitome of political correctness gone ammock, but is a clever attempt for socialists and liberals to change the face of middle-class society.