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As a country that has force fed us the idea that all men are created equal, the favorable treatment of any specific race needs to end. I don't care what your ethnic background is. If you work for it, you will eventually get there. If I don't get... 4 years ago from a Green in Charles Town, WV
Affirmative action should be replaced with vigorous enforcement of equal opportunity laws backed up by draconian penalties. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Garden City, MI
Yes and No. We are all minorities now. Affirmative action is good IF it goes both ways. Too many times do I visit shops or fast food and all are 1 minority race while "majority" ran shops are much more diverse. Equal rights means equal... 4 years ago from a Democrat in Potwin, KS
No, too much affirmative action can lead to overlooking merit too much for it to be a good thing. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Sussex, NJ
Race shouldn't even be a factor--criminal backgrounds, education, punctuality, and all other qualifications need to be assessed far above "race". 4 years ago from a Green in Chevy Chase, DC
Yes, however it should be used to rectify social disadvantages and then can be done away with once that has been accomplished. 4 years ago from a Socialist in Clementon, NJ
Yes, and gender should be added to list of things that cannot be discriminated against (i.e., family law). 4 years ago from a Democrat in Potwin, KS
Mixed. Despite it creating more opportunities for minorities, affirmative action can create a bias towards hiring minorities based on leaving equally qualified workers to be rejected in favor of minorities. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Reynoldsburg, OH
Racism should be dealt with directly by community organizations meeting the racists head on and fighting against them if necessary. 4 years ago from a Socialist in Portland, OR
Only to the point of where it levels the playing field. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Staunton, VA
Undecided, I know the way minorities have historically have been treated continues to affect people today, but I want everyone to be judged on their own merits. 4 years ago from a Democrat in West Hartford, CT
Yes, and we should offer social programs to address poverty that is a result of treatment of minorities. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Brattleboro, VT
Yes, poverty is the more important issues, economic power grants access to a better life and less crime. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Potwin, KS
Yes, when it comes to education in high poverty areas and in government positions. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Sturgis, MI
Affirmative action should focus on socio-economic background rather than "race". True, it would still disproportionately benefit certain minority groups, but it would put an end to the insidious conceit that black = disadvantaged or hispanic =... 4 years ago from a Democrat in Chevy Chase, MD
No, but we should offer social programs to address poverty regardless of race or ethnicity before any existing affirmative action programs are cut. 4 years ago from a Socialist in North Waltham, MA