When I was a graduate student at an East Coast university, I once ran into a fellow student who told me that a liberal arts professor gave a student a higher grade just because he was black. He didn't make that grade; he was just "present," just like our current president. At the time, I was a teaching assistant in physics and was totally shocked. In my classes, each student earned his/her grade. Affirmative Action promotes the undeserving and incompetent. And when these incompetent people hoodwink the great majority to vote for them, the world gradually slides into the piddling morass of social equality and unexceptionalism.