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All citizens should receive EQUAL treatment under all laws of the United States. 5 years ago from a Republican in Moreno Valley, CA
I do not feel that minorities should have an advantage over others but the problem of poverty should be addressed. If a child is hungry how can he study?. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Lillington, NC
Limited and focussed. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Friendswood, TX
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... 5 years ago from a Democrat in Potwin, KS
No anyone who wants to work should get training in the field they want to work in. This should start by age 10. No welfare more people will want to work. 5 years ago from a Republican in Vilonia, AR
No, too much affirmative action can lead to overlooking merit too much for it to be a good thing. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Sussex, NJ
No they have become a politically correct "quota system". And what and when is a minority. Such as blacks are considered a "minority" but in cities such as Chicago, Oakland, Detroit, and others the blacks are the majority. So should... 5 years ago from a Democrat in Malakoff, TX
No as these laws are now politically correct "quota driven laws" and just what is and when is a race a minority. Such as blacks are considered a minority and given favorable treatment, but in cities like Chicago, Detroit and Atlanta, the blacks... 5 years ago from a Republican in Malakoff, TX
The government should not give anyone any favorable or unfavorable treatment based on their race, gender, ethnicity, religion, etc. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Chester, VA
Race shouldn't even be a factor--criminal backgrounds, education, punctuality, and all other qualifications need to be assessed far above "race". 5 years ago from a Green in Chevy Chase, DC
We shouldn't favor one ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender. Because in spite of the intentions of nondiscrimination, people become more prejudiced because they favor only one ethnicity or etc. We should all be equal, especially in the work area. 5 years ago from a Republican in Helotes, TX
Yes, and gender should be added to list of things that cannot be discriminated against (i.e., family law). 5 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. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Reynoldsburg, OH
Do you remember slavery? Do you remember the Civil Rights era? Do you remember Cointelpro? These are all government sponsored legislations and actions that have ruined African Americans for years to come. I do not like "affirmative action"... 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Miami, FL
Minority groups should be given equal chances to a majority. They should not receive a job because of their ethnicity, but they should not be disqualified because of their race. 5 years ago from a Republican in Alexander, AR
Yes. However, Base it on socioeconomic status, not race/ethnicity. 5 years ago from a Republican in University Park, PA
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. 5 years ago from a Democrat in West Hartford, CT
Yes, poverty is the more important issues, economic power grants access to a better life and less crime. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Potwin, KS
Yes, when it comes to education in high poverty areas and in government positions. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Sturgis, MI
So how do you tell who is a minority? I look white but I have native blood. Am I (Other)? People should qualify on thier merits problem is this is not reality so, laws must be passed to hire a certain number of minorities regardless of thier skill set or... 5 years ago from a Democrat in Adelanto, CA
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 =... 5 years ago from a Democrat in Chevy Chase, MD
No additional programs should be created; however, if the current programs are fulfilling their objectives, they should stay in place. 5 years ago from a Republican in New Braunfels, TX
Every one is equal, so the basis of the interview in selecting a member for a job should be based on merit and other requirements. 5 years ago from a Republican in Wichita Falls, TX