Affirmative Action was the worst thing that ever happened to the black community.
It taught them they were unable to be as smart, as creative, as wealthy or as successful as whites, thats why the government must take from the whites and give to them rather than allowing them the freedom to 'earn' it. Standards were lowered in education and in the workplace so blacks who applied didn't have to be qualified for the seat or job they were given. 'Placements' available to them, because they were taken from someone who was more qualified, but not black.
Our gov in essence reversed racism rather than erradicate it's effects. That along with gov handouts created a culture of entitlement. A culture most will not give up without a fight.