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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
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... 5 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. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Garden City, MI
No Affirmative programs. All white males who suffered from these programs and discrimination from minorities should be extremely compensated. 5 years ago from a Republican in Sargent, GA
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
There are very few affirmative action programs still in existence so the issue is not important. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Fort Worth, TX
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
People need to go get jobs! They should not be treated special for being a minority! Help is there for people to get it if they really need it not if they are just lazy!!!!!. 5 years ago from a Republican in Springdale, AR
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
Yes, however it should be used to rectify social disadvantages and then can be done away with once that has been accomplished. 5 years ago from a Socialist in Clementon, NJ
Studies should be done to see where fairness will or will not prevail without aap's and states and counties make final decisions. 5 years ago from a Republican in Saint Paul, MN
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
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
No. There should be no more minorities except for income levels. The amount of benefits you get should not be because of your skin color & should be equal for all. 5 years ago from a Republican in Stow, OH
Only to the point of where it levels the playing field. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Staunton, VA
Yes, and we should offer social programs to address poverty that is a result of treatment of minorities. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Brattleboro, VT
Not Anymore! They have changed their criteria over time and have gotten involved way in over their heads on things that do not pertain to their cause. Especially on Religion and crime. Their stance was about discrimination of sex and color in employment... 5 years ago from a Republican in Garden City, ID
Yes, to some extent. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Depew, NY
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
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
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
Underserved areas should be allowed to build and develop regardless of the race or identity of the community.
The potential of the individual should be considered before the classification. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Florence, KY