Affirmative Action "preferencing" is racist, and that's the only fair-minded conclusion there can be. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was almost 50 years ago, and anyone who was in a position of "authority" before that (meaning those who could hire/fire in legally racist ways) has long since left the work force. Further, unless you can show us someone alive today that ever dispalced an Indian or owned a slave, and in those cases then let THEM stand aside to pay for their crimes. Innocent white people of today had no part in it - so discriminating against them is brand new racism that will have to be dealt with down the road as well. Let it go.