Originally posted by sergeant:
But anti-discrimination laws are one thing, and affirm action is another. No?
You're not getting the point. If there was no discrimination, there would be no AA. It's really that simple. Let's be clear, I don't like AA just for the sake of it. AA is needed because there is unlawful discrimination. Believe me, I have far more reason to oppose AA than you do. Ideology is one thing, life is another!
Yes there are anti-discrimination laws. The fact is that whites don't follow the law. As a result, there need to be programs and policies to further "guide" their behavior.