A blatantly unconstitutional race based handicap quota system. Intended to atone for supposed past indiscretions. Which are "thought" to account for minority's lower test scores, A 70% unwed child birth rate, And a 7 to 1 imprisonment rate (that can be documented) among blacks.

This legalized discrimination accomplishes nothing but giving a sense of entitlement to minorities. And encouraging slackers to slack even more. Instead of working toward their own enrichment. At best it contributes to the dumbing down of America.

It looks to be short lived however due to the voters recently voting it down by an overwhelming majority in Michigan. Making Michigan the third state to ban affirmative action in the public arena based on race, gender, and ethnic status. It follows California and Washington.

I look forward and will consider it an honor to vote it down in my state.

search for "Michigan Voters Ban Affirmative Action"
search for "Michigan Voters Ban Affirmative Action"
by rapsucks1738 December 10, 2006
A bullshit phrase invented to camoflage government mandated discrimination against males in general and white males in particular.

Pinhead liberal: We can unring the bell known as discrimination by doing *more* of it. However, I don't think the white guys will like it. I know--we'll call it 'affirmative action' rather than discrimination. It will take the public years to figure out what it actually is and by then we'll have brainwashed them. Besides, with 71% of the population benefitting from it, they'll never vote it out. Even if it is total bullshit and morally wrong.
by Flaming Meaux April 11, 2006
Legal racism that is most harmful to hardworking non-minorities applying for college.
Jamal got into the University of XYZ, although Joe got rejected even though he got 300 points higher on his SATs. This anonomly occured because Jamal is African American and the University of XYZ promotes affirmative action.
by James Lee April 23, 2006
1. A form of institutional racism which discriminates against not just whites and asians, but absolutely anyone who has achieved highly and is not black. Extremely prevelant in U.S. university admissions, and to a lesser degree the corporate world.

2. A great way to cheapen the achievments of blacks who really do achieve highly without anyone's help. Declaring that standards should be lowered for blacks is essentially stating that blacks are incapable of succeding at the level of other races, therefore declaring that they are inferior.
I didn't get into Stanford, but a black guy with lower SAT scores and a worse GPA did thanks to affirmative action.

That black guy worked his butt off to rise from poverty and get into Stanford, but everyone will just think it was because of affirmative action.
by agentsteve September 23, 2006
A racist unconstitutional system where certain minority groups are hired or admitted into institutions above Asian people and white people. Systems of affirmative action hurt Asians at the expense of whites, blacks, Hispanics, etc. in California public colleges. Gave rise to the popular derogatory use of the word "model-minority" when explainign why it's OK to discriminate against Asians.

Will be overturned in a few years because the new supreme court has not heard an affirmative action case since Grutter v. Bollinger.
UC Berkeley is 47% Asian. With affirmative action, they want to make it 11% Asian.

Asians with perfect SAT scores or perfect GPA's are rejected because of "diversity."

White liberals love affirmative action because they hate other white people and "model minorites".
by Admiral Anonymous February 21, 2006
1. A form of institutional racism which discriminates against not just whites and asians, but absolutely anyone who has achieved highly and is not black. Extremely prevelant in U.S. university admissions, and to a lesser degree the corporate world.

2. A great way to cheapen the achievments of blacks who really do achieve highly without anyone's help. Declaring that standards should be lowered for blacks is essentially stating that blacks are incapable of succeding at the level of other races, therefore declaring that they are inferior.
I didn't get into Stanford, but a black guy with lower SAT scores and a worse GPA did thanks to affirmative action.

That black guy worked his butt off to rise from poverty and get into Stanford, but everyone will just think it was because of affirmative action.
by agentsteve September 24, 2006
Unconstitutional bull shit.
I am a white male from the northeast with a 4.0, a perfect on the SAT's, and captain of the track team yet I don’t get into any Ivy Leagues. Affirmative Action at its finest. Damn niggers
by lpo July 24, 2006

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