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.
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