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@9PDFY9MTranshumanist from New Jersey answered…12mos

I agree with having more representation of minority but believe that at the end of the day the person who is best suited for a position to be the one getting and race, ethnicity, etc. shouldn’t be a factor

@9MXP82YIndependent from Alaska answered…12mos

No, I don't believe you should be treated any different because of your age, race, gender, sexuality, ethnic background, etc.

@64XMJNVRepublicanfrom Florida  answered…12mos

Address poverty through education. Completely restructure public education with an emphasis on getting the poor complete choice.

@64XPQYJDemocratfrom New York  answered…12mos

Yes, but rather than basing these programs on race, they should focus on race-neutral factors that lead to poverty (e.g., parents are poor, children of single parents, etc.).

@5S7L7XFConstitutionfrom New York  answered…12mos

No, enough with special treatment based on racism that does not exist. No exceptions.

@5TPTTC3Constitutionfrom Armed Forces Europe, Middle East, & Canada  answered…12mos

I believe that America needs to start recognizing that there are no minorities anymore. We are all Americans. End of story. If you are in America it is because you are or want to be an American. We are all people and we are all Americans. The color of one's skin, one's gender, one's sexual preference, or one's religion should not make us different enough to cause such a segregated society. We don't have separate facilities, but we are certainly segregated to this day, and it's pathetic.

@5ZWT5WNRepublicanfrom Texas  answered…12mos

affirmative action is a failure. Tax payers have spent TRILLIONS of dollars in trying to pull minority groups out of poverty. At the Great Society, poverty levels were at 14% and today, poverty levels for blacks is still about 14%. Blacks need to take responsibility for their families and children as well as be denied any welfare dollars if providers test positive or refuses to take available jobs in service industries.

@5T7FP2XLibertarianfrom Wisconsin  answered…12mos

No. The soft bigotry of lowered expectations does not help minority groups.

@5VSC5SXGreenfrom New York  answered…12mos

No, the Democrats purposely designed affirmative action to produce failure and increase racism. If blacks had followed Malcolm X instead of MLK they would not have remained in the permanent underclass the Democrats created for them

@AL-Cubbybear88Working Familyfrom Indiana  answered…12mos

Yes, affirmative action is needed in all police departments and government agencies

@67WTSJWRepublicanfrom Indiana  answered…12mos

I think it would help society if we stop talking about minorities. Many are minorities with no "affirmative action" to help them. Families with disabled kids or elderly parents they have to care for often go without and no one steps up to help them (programs are a joke) everyone should be put on an equal playing ground. Apply for jobs, schooling etc., and everyone have equal chance. Don't give a healthy able bodied adult special preference because of race. It's not fair to others.

@5T5J6LCRepublicanfrom Texas  answered…12mos

These laws refer to minorities which are historically blacks, Mexicans, and Asians. I live in San Antonio, married to a Mexican. I am a minority in San Antonio but there is no law to help me. Instead, it's hard to find a job because I don't speak Spanish.

@5SM5JN4Greenfrom Ohio  answered…12mos

@63LQ6CYRepublicanfrom Virginia  answered…12mos

No, "the first step to stopping racism is to stop talking about it"~Morgan Freeman

@6B6BBZGConstitutionfrom Illinois  answered…12mos

What you should do is create a program that will teach these guys a skill so he or she will have a career of some sort. Prior to the affirmative action has its corks. I maintain the government is set up to hold back minorities; especially blacks and hispanics. That's not right, they're human too. I say you should give him or her a fare shake regardless of the color of his or her face. What you see is what you get.

@64WB8D5Republicanfrom California  answered…12mos

No. Caucasians are the new minority. If you live and work in the US you should embrace our culture and follow the law. It's fine to practice culturally accepted traditions but I believe we are very fair. Everybody has their rights these days. We need to respect each other.

@5S7PK4YDemocratfrom New Jersey  answered…12mos

Yes but with a built-in time limit; otherwise it becomes a permanent class of people who see themselves as victims.

@5SKS2DJConstitutionfrom Texas  answered…12mos

No, it is unconstitutional to give minorities greater rights than everyone else.

@5SMG8HWRepublicanfrom Illinois  answered…12mos

@6224LSBRepublicanfrom Virginia  answered…12mos

@5ZZY9QWLibertarianfrom Arizona  answered…12mos

affirmative action is A set of laws providing benefits for some citizens over others, or government sanctioned preference. It didn't work before the civil rights movement, it won't work after.

@5TLVV8JDemocratfrom Texas  answered…12mos

Yes - I'm tired of unqualified white people getting into good schools over Asians!

@5WVSLXYDemocratfrom Massachusetts  answered…12mos

@tm1030Republicanfrom Alabama  answered…12mos

I do not support AA programs based solely on race, but more as a means to help all those in need. I also am against giving Military first priority.

@6PCZV97Republicanfrom Ohio  answered…12mos

Not when it interferes with the best qualified person through testing, etc. Do we go into a black or Hispanic business and demand that they fire their black or Hispanic workers and replace them with whites.? Fair play?

@5WTPBM6Libertarianfrom Iowa  answered…12mos

Yes, in a perfect world No.. but increase education spending to make ALL Schools funding the same, from Beverly Hills to Southside of Chicago to small town Iowa.. Same opportunity for all

@5TPPQD2Libertarianfrom Kansas  answered…12mos

Regardless, we should create more social programs to address poverty, and also increase the acceptance of different races, forget the "minority" everyone needs to be treated equal, it's not "black lives matter" it's not "minority lives matter" It's every god damn life matters.

@HistoriaRConstitution from Ohio commented…3mos


"social programs to address poverty"

An oversimplified counter to that would be

  • Start buying more American made products.
  • Stop sending jobs and production overseas.

-- Stimulating the economy by providing more long lasting careers for families.

The answer isn't programs for poverty the answer is pro (in-house) America.

Building stability for generations.

@9XMG3XHPeace and Freedom from New Jersey answered…3 days

I support it not based on race or ethnicity but based on ecnomic standing

@9XDVY9GIndependent from Massachusetts answered…2wks

No, affirmative action is racist to the core. People should get by in life. Y hardworking not by playing the race card. Don’t be a victim be a victor.

@9XDV3JDGreen from North Carolina answered…2wks

Yes, but only in the form of providing funding for poor communities since class lines tend to correspond to minorities due to systemic racism.

@9XCT5YGRepublican from North Carolina answered…2wks

not a fan of affirmative action as one size doesn't fit all. some instances is possibly justified but not often. kills society and incentives, especially in minority community

@9LKBF8TConstitution from California answered…12mos

If you need the government to help you get ahead due to the color of your skin then the problem is larger than what affirmative action will solve

@9LHKGB5Working Family from Nebraska answered…12mos

How long does our nation have to pay for ancestral crimes? Did the Romans, Nazis or Huns pay for their victim's losses?

@9LHDMBFRepublican from New Jersey answered…12mos

@9LGZGSKWorking Family from Minnesota answered…12mos

@9LFLLP7Women’s Equality from Wisconsin answered…12mos

Yes, but they should be based on income/class rather than race.

@9L96SMJVeteran from Colorado answered…12mos

if they need it like, if its just then wanting more spot light then no

@9L8QNKPLibertarian from New Jersey answered…12mos

No, affirmative action programs are inherently discriminatory.

@9L6PBZNLibertarian from Nebraska answered…12mos

Yes, broadened to address not just racial but social disadvantaged persons.

@9L2NSDPLibertarian from Virginia answered…12mos

No, people should be chosen based on merit, without discrimination with respect to race.

@9KXF7K4Republican from Pennsylvania answered…12mos

@9KPTCM8Peace and Freedom from Illinois answered…12mos

Yes, but only until the gaps they were created to addressed are closed.

@9KNLN8PLibertarian from Missouri answered…12mos

Yes, but through holistic evaluation instead of using quotas.


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