This would normally be the point where I being to explain that different groups of people (facing dramatically different obstacles) reaching the "same" standards is actually not a case of parallel achievement (those facing systemic obstacles have actually weathered and achieved MORE), but based upon your posts thus far I'm doubtful you're ready to hear that.
Much as with jobs, the only way to know for sure if someone is qualified on grounds of merit is to admit or hire them first, and then look at their performance over time. This is absolutely NOT how the vast majority of college admissions or hiring processes actually work. Instead, there's a big game of make-believe where applicants and employers/colleges all pretend that grades reliably indicate competence, that ability to pay for things is equivalent to being able to do things (and conversely that being unable to afford them means being unable to do them), etc.
First, by framing AA as a "price" paid by white men...as if they are losing something they are presumptively entitled to. That's rather odd...I though the idea of admissions and hiring processes was that it was NOT known ahead of time who is going to be admitted or hired. Silly me.
AA is not anti discrimination law.
AA is not a quota system.
Quotas may only be required as the result of losing an anti discrimination lawsuit.
In fairness, I've found that rightist libertarians in particular have especially strong ideological blindnesses when it comes to anything operating above the level of the individual, and since efforts at remedying systemic discrimination ALL operate at above the individual level, it's hardly surprising that you're having such difficulty recognizing what's actually going on. What is not excusable, however, is taking preposterous rhetoric against AA at face value, which is something you have clearly done.
ETA: It may surprise you to discover that I'm actually deeply critical of AA, but for radically different reasons. Basically, it's too timid, too easy to weasel out of, and those most frequently called upon to implement it are rarely held accountable for managing AA programs and policies effectively. At the very least, however, I insist upon having an accurate understanding of something before I criticize it...and sadly most opponents of AA aren't there yet (and may never be, at the current pace).