Why is 44 years of Affirmative Action equal to 188 years of institutionalized racism?

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    Why is 44 years of Affirmative Action equal to 188 years of slavery, Jim Crow and government-sanctioned institutionalized racism?
     
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    Why bless your heart... How long were you a slave?
     
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    Not near as long as he has been a moron.

    Of course, his answer is to discriminate against whites and steal the government blind.
     
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    Affirmative action was not meant to make up for, in length of time, for the above mentioned travesties. It was meant to correct and make fair the playing field to provide for racial equality.

    It now teeters on the brink of creating racial bias against qualified candidates for certain jobs; universities; and military service.
     
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    Did Jim Crow and government-sanctioned institutionalized racism end in 1865?
     
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    I would rather bear the burden of having guilt and remorse forced upon me for something which I my parents and my grandparents had no part, than to carry and perpetuate your anger and hate to succeeding generations.

    Get over yourself.
     
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    How is institutionalizing racism in affirmative action going to solve the problem of racism, institutional or otherwise?]

    Do you want racism perpetuating, or do you want to judge a man by his character rather than the color of his skin?
     
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    Was Jim Crow meant to be separate, but equal?
     
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    Well if you weren't a slave, then what does 188 years of slavery mean to you?
     
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    Jim Crow was a travesty- Was affirmative action designed to deny the most qualified a job?
     

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