Barack Obama is living proof that AA is no longer needed, unless he's only where he is because of AA.
If he isn't, then you may want to study how he & his wife got to be the successes that they are so you can achieve what they have.
So either some have an "inferiority complex" and support AA type programs or they believe they are equal and don't want special "privilege". Apparently both exist, and thats the facts Jack.
Be sure to work hard and get lots of overtime. People on welfare want more steaks and free upgrades to smart phones with unlimited data packages.
How many times has the government required the military or fire or police departments etc. to lower standards so that more minorities or women could qualify? How many times has the government forced academia to set aside educational standards so more minorities, especially black people, could qualify? How many corporations have been pressured to accommodate more minorities or else lose out on lucrative contracts or other government provisions? How many minority advocacy groups have accused businesses of being racist because they were too WHITE?
And how many black people who have achieved great success are accused of being ungrateful if they don't give affirmative action credit for that success?
Yes they say quotas are now illegal--they haven't always been illegal--and they now call it underutilization. But there are penalties brought to bear if an organization is shown to not be showing good faith implementing its goals to correct underutilization meaning they aren't working hard enough or providing enough opportunity to minorities.
And that results in the perception that many minorities get their jobs because the organization HAD to hire them and not because they merited those positions. Maybe that doesn't bother you. It does bother my friends who have found themselves in that uncomfortable situation.
"I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it." --Benjamin Franklin 1776
"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice"---Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.