posted on Mar, 23 2004 @ 03:28 PM
Personally, I think that affirmative action goes a long way to do this. Essensially, it says you're not good enough to participate in our country,
so we'll give you a handicap in order to help you out.
Quotas do much the same thing, in that they cause much angst with employers since they are forced to hire a certain number of people with a certain
skin color, and this causes resentment towards the people of that skin color, instead of against the people who passed the laws.
Those are just a couple of examples, and if Colonel comes to this thread, I'm gonna get an ear (eye?) full!
I do think that affirmative action was needed in the 60s, but I think it's about time to start phasing it out. look at society today compared to that
in the 60s, and you'll see we've come a long way.
[Edited on 3-23-2004 by junglejake]