It’s time to end Affirmative Action for African Americans

Affirmative Action is the group of laws that benefit one racial or gender group over another. Generally thought to benefit racial minorities, laws are also in place to advance women. Females actually make up a slight majority of America’s population.

Four states had previously voted to end Affirmative Action – California, Michigan, Washington, and Florida. Two others voted last Tuesday. Nebraska cut the practice off. Colorado is still unknown.

The Affirmative Action concept demands diversity. Where it doesn’t naturally exist, it should be forced. A primer on the issue can be found from the American Association for Affirmative Action. Here’s a statement that surprised me from that presentation:

The Census Bureau calculates that by 2042, Americans who identify themselves as Hispanic, black, Asian, American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander will together outnumber non-Hispanic whites.

The minorities are expected to be the majority. Yeah America, and all that.

It’s very difficult to approach the subject of Affirmative Action without a little opinion. Ken Moyes did a fine job recently on the subject. He’d like to see it go, too.

…the only further achievement that can be made by an African American in reaching up the ladder of success is deity. For all we know that also may have been achieved.

African Americans have benefited from the special rules, and now it’s time that minority group be removed from the special opportunities. If you’d like, you can tell yourself it’s because the scheme worked.

The future of Affirmative Action has been bantered around for a decade now. It will be interesting to watch if other states follow suit in banning the philosophy.


  1. It’s either BO needed affirmative action to become president or its BO didn’t need affirmative action to become president. If it’s the former then there a case can be made that BO wasn’t the best qualified person just the politically correct color. If it’s the latter then affirmative action should end. Affirmative action is just politically correct discrimination. Treating people fairly and respectfully should come from the heart not the law. I don’t think continuation of affirmative active is in the best spirit of “uniting”.

  2. sailorguns says:

    I read the verbage of the proposition, and it reads alot like “for we hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal and endowed with certain inalienable rights that among these are life liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. seems to me the wording just defines “all men” to actually mean all persons regardless of race creed color or gender. good enough.

  3. Tinkerbell says:

    Cindy, I find it interesting that several blue states have ended Affirmative Action. I feel that makes it “safe” to follow in their footsteps at this time without being accused of bigotry, malice, and prejudice. I don’t want to imagine the fuss if red states pioneered that progress. How does one get that issue brought up before the powers that be in this State?

    Leapin, I concur. Well articulated, logical, succinct: Persuasive.

  4. RedneckBlueneck says:

    The day after the election many McCain backers at both Brookfield high schools made a point of wearing WHITE shirts. Just subtle enough to act innocent with a straight face. Sort of like those Reagan code words “state’s rights”.

  5. So you know that was code language for a fact, huh? States have rights for all kinds of things from taxing tobacco to oil.

    And I thought I enjoyed conspiracy theories…

    PS Your Elmbrook IP showed through even though you used an anonymizer. Aren’t the kids out early today?

  6. Randy in Richmond says:

    I’m sure it was just a polite sign of surrender, for now. And you actually have teachers that supported McCain? Here the VEA takes names for things like that.

  7. I heard a lot of EB teachers and administrators muttering the code “federal rights” were wearing black(g)

  8. ooopinionsss says:

    How you think when the economic crisis will end? I wish to make statistics of independent opinions!

  9. The Picnic says:

    I finally agree with a post.