Just confirming that you want me to Google things for you that should be undisputed.
The choice is between most people of disadvantaged groups (i.e., most people of the groups that benefit from AA) bearing their unfair (and significant) disadvantage, or a small subset of that group (i.e., the subset of the groups benefitting from AA that do not share the typical disadvantage) having an unfair (but small) advantage. It's obvious to me that one is less bad than the other. I can't see how you'd see otherwise.
I fail to see how that upbringing is uniquely white, nor does it represent anything unavailable to the black (or otherwise) communities.
Your present success is built on the foundation laid by your grandparents and parents. You think that, back in their days, a black person had exactly the same fair shake to become truck drivers or teachers or diesel mechanics, to get student loans or attend schools? If yes, your position is internally consistent but ignores reality. If no, then those are the very advantages you deny benefitting from.
I'd be receptive to evidence that AA has gone too far, but a bunch of whining that it's unfair from successful white people doesn't do much to convince me of that. Short of that evidence, my impression is that AA is a fair and measured response to the undeniable racial biases that still exist in today's society.
The numbers speak for themselves. Whites have the advantage in pretty much every way when it comes to economics, jobs, and punishment in the criminal justice system, among other areas. Whether it is discrimination or just a disparity within our country, whites have the advantage.
I am white, Texan ( ), and strongly disagree with AA.
I had a class my senior year that was Race and Crime. Basically it was a class on how much white people suck.
Last edited by VDubby18; 10-10-2012 at 03:38 PM.
AA does a pretty good job of addressing racial unfairness, while still being practical to implement.