Outdated, Racist, Etc. We must ensure that all peoples have equal opportunities, but this doesn't mean that one group of people should be favored over the other. Admission to a University or hiring to a job should be based purely upon the applicant's body of work, anything else is problematic. What we should be focusing on is creating more opportunities for minorities to find work.
Waste of time Many students would rather make better use of their time. I see no problem with allowing an extended study hall, or perhaps the learning of a third language. Furthermore, forcing a student to take something other than a general education class (i.E Science, Math, English, History) can cause strong resentment among uninterested or disillusioned student.