A rule which basically tries to keep smart asians and whites out of places of higher education and better jobs. America will never fill out martin luther kings dream until this is gone. Affirmative Action tries to make excuses for black people by saying their sat scores are lower because they are "not given opportunities" and that "the sat is a racist test toward white males." The latter argument is especially stupid because asians score even higher than whites on the sat. Until people realize that blacks and hispanics are just naturally much stupider than whites and asians, the world will continue to be racist. We all admit that blacks are more athletic than whites and asians, so why can't we admit that whites and asians are smarter than blacks?
Indian kid in high school: Dude im finally a senior! ive worked my ass off for the last 3 years with all of those extracurriculars that i did for college. I became an Intel Finalist! Ive got a 2400 on my SAT and a 4.0 GPA! Man, i cant wait till i apply to Harvard and get my acceptance letter! My parents will be so proud. I might even be the first kid to go to harvard from this horrible inner city public school!

Asian kid: hah......sorry to burst ur bubble bro, but theres no way ur gonna get into any ivy league, let alone harvard

Indian kid: why not?

Asian kid: dude, UR INDIAN, u gotta be black or hispanic to get in, like that dude over there

Indian kid: well see when the letters come back.

3 months later

Indian kid: i got rejected from every college except community college? :'( what happened? everything was amazing??

Crackhead black kid: yeaaa i got into harvard, only had a 1670 on the sat and a 2.1 GPA but whatevs, mustve been my personality or something.

Asian kid: told ya

Indian kid: :'( (jumps off bridge and kills himself all while believing that he was the biggest failure in the world)

Asian kid: damn, happens every year

by jcokid April 08, 2012
A theory that states if, 300 years ago, Group A forced Group B into oppression, today, Group A should be punished and Group B rewarded.
Affirmative Action is called reverse discrimination because it is the opposite of how we usually discriminate.

-Stephen Colbert
by MidNightStasiS01 January 23, 2011
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
A program in place to attempt to reverse 500 years of mediocre white men stealing labor, ideas and jobs from women and minorities worldwide. It also attempts to counteract the networks that kept really stupid, but white men in power.
"Did you see that stupid white guy?" Said Ms. Minority. "Yeah, he only got a job because his of father got him in." replied Ms. Friend. "Yeah, that's 500 years of affirmative action and he still couldn't get a job based on his merits?" Said Ms. Minority. "That's right, they can't fire him so they just keep moving him around."
by Thinker012345 March 29, 2015
A life-line for racists who don't approve of societal integration, especially in what has historically remained white-people sports in recent decades (i.e. hockey, gymnastics).
"Affirmative action is why the (insert ice hockey team name) has a black player."
"Did he make the team over a more qualified white player?"
"Uh...uh... not sure, but I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case."
by That Guy on That Show August 23, 2013
American institutions' way at getting back at white men for over 300 years of racism, sexism, and discrimination.
White guy has a MBA from Princeton.

Black guy has a MBA from Pat Boone Community College.

High paying company hires black guy over white guy because the office has too many white folks.

Affirmative action:
Maybe if the white guy's grandpa and friends weren't so racist, he would of gotten the job. Say thank you grandpa.
by Dirty Jacksons March 27, 2009
Policies driven to allow minorities access to education or employment
Barack Obama winning the Presidential election in 2008- Now that's Affirmative action
by gotuthinkin November 05, 2008

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