"very few black Americans actually benefit from it"
Affirmative Action means discrimination through the lens of a 33yo HR ditz who sees the world thru Oprah if she sees it at all.
This means - as I explain carefully to my black colleagues - that unless they are Politically Correct - they are "Honorary White Men"
The Anti-White-Man paradigm of the 60's continues to roll along - esp. with liberal female activists, lawyers and judges, HR and admissions officers, loan ofcs, etc. - in their Little Minds screwling anyone with Accomplishments means screwling the Man.
But - while professionals of 1965 were mostly white men - screwling said ppl today often means screwling Non-Whites. After all - they had Aff-Action all these years....