Affirmative Action should no longer be in place. It is understandable that with the discrimination against minorities in the past, said minorities deserve atonement. This is not the proper way. This is just a gross form of racism towards whites. This isn't justice, it is revenge. No one should get benefits for the color of their skin. Previous prejudice of the Black, Hispanic, Asian (etc) races, does not justify the mistreatment of whites today. Racism is still and issue today of course, but it is a two way street, and Affirmative Action is not a step in the right direction. This is a short, sweet, and simple opinion of a high school student who deserves to have the same opportunities as everyone else.
The idea that affirmative action is reverse racism ignores the study that shows that the main beneficiaries of affirmative action are white women. Second, it is insulting to look at discrimination against minorities in the past tense. This however doesn't surprise me as a recurring poll shows that the majority of whites for decades now have seen themselves as being discriminated more than minorities . This contradicts sociology and is detached from reality. The facts show that in every facet of life discrimination against minorities is still a problem. As far as racial preference goes, many complain about minorities getting racial preferences in college admissions but fail to see the built in advantages whites have in college admissions.