AFFIRMATIVE ACTION IN YEARS GONE BY, TODAY KNOWN AS DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION (DEI), IS SIMPLY A PROCESS OF RIGHTING SOME OF AMERIKKKA'S RACIST WRONGS.
Since the 1960s, right-wing racist attacks on civil rights centered on the strategic campaign from conservatives, aka racists, to galvanize White America against affirmative action, which even included White women who benefited from it, among their most successful efforts. In other words, ANY "strides" Blacks have made have come at the expense of Whites in AmeriKKKa. How totally and insidiously racist!
Conservatives, aka racists, have deviously succeeded at reframing affirmative action, and now DEI, as a policy that takes away opportunity from White people, as opposed to what it is — a policy that aims to rectify the centuries-long damage from systemic racism, which is as old as the foundational documents of this country.
White people are so accustomed to privilege that they consider equality OPPRESSION! It is called racism.
Rodney. L. Hurst, Sr.