Some of you are missing the point about Affirmative active, I believe.
It was brought out to put straight some fo the racism in society. Minorities have been denied access to some schools, universities etc for a long time because they are from a minority. Now the tables have been turned in a tiny, tiny, tiny way, white people start having hissy fits about racism or "reverse racism"...well, I think you're about 200 years too late in your complaints.
Did the clubs in this girls school bar her from joining because she was white? Didn't say, so I'll assume no.
Here in the UK affirmative action is not an issue. Why? Because the thought of trying to turn someone away from school or college because of the colour of their skin is different wouldn't occur to most entrance boards...not saying there is no rascism in the UK. Why? because most folks in Manchester just get on with things and mix socially at every opportunity.
in the company I work for;
the guy who trained me is black,
my first manager is black,
the person you speak to in our claims dept. if you have a problem suffers from turets,
the woman who deals with all the really arsey complaints has one arm,
the boss of the entire dept is a woman,
the guy I sit across from is gay,
and the guy I have a cig with outside, cleans the floors and empties the bins.
No affirmative action, but no discrimination either...thats way affirmative action is not really needed in the UK.
It ain't perfect and there are problems, but no where near as bad as in the US, no where near.
Some of people believe that because racism is illegal, then all is fine and happy-happy if you're a minority....oh please, can we all come back to the real world? The only way an awful lot of minorities can get into colleges is through sports scholerships.
Let's see, affirmative action has been in place for how long now? 20 years? 30 years? Yet still, minorities are vastly under-represented in colleges...dosen't that tell you that may be racial equality hasn't reached everywhere yet?
It's been said that I could start an arguement in an empty room.....I see no reason to disbelieve this.