that would be correct if merit and not skin pigmentation was the benchmark used in making selections. unfortunately, that is not yet the circumstanceIf what you said was true, and the people who benefited from AA were truly more qualified... then AA is quite unnecessary.
and you got it wrong. those AA applicants do NOT have to be more qualified they have to be as qualified as their majority counterparts to be selected. ethnicity becomes the tiebreaker when the qualifications are the same
actually, i don't disagree. chief justice roberts - whose quote was posted earlier - noted that we should not address racism by making selections based on race. and i agree. it would be much better if AA eligibility was based on economic disadvantage. that middle aged black woman with a $5 net worth would likely participate instead of that average middle aged white woman with a $42,000 net worth. but the black woman with substantial net worth would not qualify while the poor white woman would in an AA system focused on overcoming poverty instead of racial bias. blacks and hispanics would disproportionately qualify for AA and whites and asians would be disproportionately under-represented in the AA program. but it would not qualify those who are entitled to AA advantages becase of ethnicityAA is racism and sexism written into law. Mandated sexism. Mandated racism.
however, until our congressional leaders figure that out, the present AA system addresses - in a more controversial way - that racial disadvantage that blacks and latinos continue to experience
and in the good ole white boy system the good ole white boys hire other good ole white boys. the racism is perpetuated if we do nothing to address itthe ONLY reason someone should be hired is because of their qualifications, NOT because of the color of their skin or because they have tits. If they cannot get the job on qualifications alone, then they don't deserve the job. No government should EVER tell an employer they have to hire someone because that person's skin is a little darker, or because they have a vagina.