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@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...11yrs

No, and minority groups should not receive any favorable treatment

 @JonBSimConstitutionfrom Kentucky  agreed…2wks

No, and minority groups should not receive any favorable treatment

We will never reach racial equality if we have laws like this.

The solution to past discrimination is not present discrimination.

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@4TRB4RWGreenfrom New York  answered…2yrs

No, the Democrats purposely designed affirmative action to produce failure and increase racism. If blacks had followed Malcolm X instead of MLK they would not have remained in the permanent underclass the Democrats created for them

@52KP5BXfrom Virginia  answered…2yrs

No, "the first step to stopping racism is to stop talking about it"~Morgan Freeman

@5NBYT86from Ohio  answered…2yrs

Not when it interferes with the best qualified person through testing, etc. Do we go into a black or Hispanic business and demand that they fire their black or Hispanic workers and replace them with whites.? Fair play?

@4SNSSB2from Armed Forces Europe, Middle East, & Canada  answered…2yrs

I believe that America needs to start recognizing that there are no minorities anymore. We are all Americans. End of story. If you are in America it is because you are or want to be an American. We are all people and we are all Americans. The color of one's skin, one's gender, one's sexual preference, or one's religion should not make us different enough to cause such a segregated society. We don't have separate facilities, but we are certainly segregated to this day, and it's pathetic.

@4SNNPBZfrom Kansas  answered…2yrs

Regardless, we should create more social programs to address poverty, and also increase the acceptance of different races, forget the "minority" everyone needs to be treated equal, it's not "black lives matter" it's not "minority lives matter" It's every god damn life matters.

@HistoriaR from Ohio commented…1yr

No

"social programs to address poverty"

An oversimplified counter to that would be

  • Start buying more American made products.
  • Stop sending jobs and production overseas.

-- Stimulating the economy by providing more long lasting careers for families.

The answer isn't programs for poverty the answer is pro (in-house) America.

Building stability for generations.

@4VSN9L5from Iowa  answered…2yrs

Yes, in a perfect world No.. but increase education spending to make ALL Schools funding the same, from Beverly Hills to Southside of Chicago to small town Iowa.. Same opportunity for all

@4RDXWK3from Nebraska  answered…2yrs

@59424RDfrom Michigan  answered…2yrs

No- our education is way too expensive and far too ineffectual. Ranked 35th in the world? The most powerful country has a worse education system than some third-world countries.

@58R7HS3from New Jersey  answered…2yrs

Who are the real minorities?...That needs to be defined. What are the minorities doing to help themselves in a positive manner, i.e., not looting and rioting. Fund families in need!...Don't fund "breeding for money". Spend money on resurrecting the "family unit" in inner cities...it's demise is destroying them.

@56XVLMKfrom Alabama  answered…2yrs

Of course, it would be most desirable for people of all races to respect each other. Perhaps, then this question wouldn't be here.

@58QWR8Hfrom California  answered…2yrs

@4RDKTGGfrom Mississippi  answered…2yrs

Only if "white" is added to the list of minority groups. Affirmative Action should be reflected in the census statistics of the area and not in national figures.

@4VGVTRDfrom Illinois  answered…2yrs

The unemployment rate has skyrocketed in past 7 years in poverty areas. Why not address this problem by encouraging business and manufacturing to set up shop nearby?

@4YVNDZWfrom Pennsylvania  answered…2yrs

There should be no special treatment for anyone because there should be NO discrimination for any one person no matter their race, gender, financial background, or sexual orientation. Everyone is equal.

@4Y98P9LDemocratfrom Florida  answered…2yrs

We have to be careful that affirmative action does not turn into discrimination against others. If someone resides in a predominant hispanic area, for instance, and most employees are hispanic and gain promotions, then we need to see if blacks, whites, Asians, etc. are suffering from discrimination. So, I think it need to be carefully examined.

@4YXRJ7Nfrom New Mexico  answered…2yrs

Ancestors of slaves should be given a one-off compensatory reparation.

@4R6FJKVfrom Arizona  answered…2yrs

AA programs need to be more nuanced; a minority kid who has grown up in an upper middle class home with professional parents should not be seen or helped as "disadvantaged" over a poor white kid from a poor neighborhood or with drug addicted parents, for example.

@4R6HV75from California  answered…2yrs

I believe government enforced affirmative action programs should be abolished, but private organizations can give preferential treatment at will

@53WNPXHfrom New York  answered…2yrs

Yes, but rather than basing these programs on race, they should focus on race-neutral factors that lead to poverty (e.g., parents are poor, children of single parents, etc.).

@4R6K6WDfrom New York  answered…2yrs

No, enough with special treatment based on racism that does not exist. No exceptions.

@53WLHMTfrom Florida  answered…2yrs

Address poverty through education. Completely restructure public education with an emphasis on getting the poor complete choice.

@4YVS4VMfrom Texas  answered…2yrs

affirmative action is a failure. Tax payers have spent TRILLIONS of dollars in trying to pull minority groups out of poverty. At the Great Society, poverty levels were at 14% and today, poverty levels for blacks is still about 14%. Blacks need to take responsibility for their families and children as well as be denied any welfare dollars if providers test positive or refuses to take available jobs in service industries.

@4S6DMZWfrom Wisconsin  answered…2yrs

No. The soft bigotry of lowered expectations does not help minority groups.

@4S4H5KBfrom Texas  answered…2yrs

These laws refer to minorities which are historically blacks, Mexicans, and Asians. I live in San Antonio, married to a Mexican. I am a minority in San Antonio but there is no law to help me. Instead, it's hard to find a job because I don't speak Spanish.

@4RL4HM3from Ohio  answered…2yrs

@53V97C4from California  answered…2yrs

No. Caucasians are the new minority. If you live and work in the US you should embrace our culture and follow the law. It's fine to practice culturally accepted traditions but I believe we are very fair. Everybody has their rights these days. We need to respect each other.

@4TRDKNZWorking Familyfrom Indiana  answered…2yrs

Yes, affirmative action is needed in all police departments and government agencies

@59599YFfrom Illinois  answered…2yrs

What you should do is create a program that will teach these guys a skill so he or she will have a career of some sort. Prior to the affirmative action has its corks. I maintain the government is set up to hold back minorities; especially blacks and hispanics. That's not right, they're human too. I say you should give him or her a fare shake regardless of the color of his or her face. What you see is what you get.

@56VSRHVfrom Indiana  answered…2yrs

I think it would help society if we stop talking about minorities. Many are minorities with no "affirmative action" to help them. Families with disabled kids or elderly parents they have to care for often go without and no one steps up to help them (programs are a joke) everyone should be put on an equal playing ground. Apply for jobs, schooling etc., and everyone have equal chance. Don't give a healthy able bodied adult special preference because of race. It's not fair to others.

@4W2ZGCQfrom California  answered…2yrs

No affirmative action doesn't mean to support minorities. It means BLACK people sometimes illegals. Everyone else gets screwed by it.

@4R6NJ3Xfrom New Jersey  answered…2yrs

Yes but with a built-in time limit; otherwise it becomes a permanent class of people who see themselves as victims.

@4RJQZCHfrom Texas  answered…2yrs

No, it is unconstitutional to give minorities greater rights than everyone else.

@4RLF7GVfrom Illinois  answered…2yrs

@4YZ3KR9from Virginia  answered…2yrs

@4YYX8PVfrom Arizona  answered…2yrs

affirmative action is A set of laws providing benefits for some citizens over others, or government sanctioned preference. It didn't work before the civil rights movement, it won't work after.

@4SKTT7Hfrom Texas  answered…2yrs

Yes - I'm tired of unqualified white people getting into good schools over Asians!

@4VTRKWXfrom Massachusetts  answered…2yrs

@tm1030from Alabama  answered…2yrs

I do not support AA programs based solely on race, but more as a means to help all those in need. I also am against giving Military first priority.

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