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a system in which blacks are treated differently than whites because blacks have suffered in the past by being treated differently than whites
Affirmative action is based on the logical assumption that more gasoline will certainly put out the fire.
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A legalized form of discrimination to ensure that the poor in society are being taken care of, although they didn't earn the privileges on meritβ€”it also makes the rich feel less guilty of their wealth.
Implementing affirmative action policies is a necessary evil to ensure an all-inclusive society: the economically disadvantaged are given hope that there're safety nets in place, so that they can catch up with the rest economically.
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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.
by Equality to All January 05, 2009
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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.
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Racism integrated into education and employment.

A program where universities and employers give minorities positions over white people regardless of skill level, experience or education.

Remains in effect because those minorities (along with mindless white liberals) will label anyone who speaks out against it a racist, and nobody wants their reputation destroyed.
In order to fix Racism, we need to give people jobs because of the color of their skin! Time for some Affirmative Action! - The Left
by The Middle Road August 10, 2009
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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

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION- KILLING HOPES, DREAMS, AND INDIANS SINCE PRESIDENT KENNEDY
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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
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