Do you guys think that black people and other such minorities are receiving special treatment or is it simply a formerly oppressive govt trying to end the vicious (sp?) cycle that is keeping them down?
Some minority groups get and deserve special consideration in many areas. In every group you have the few who would abuse that end to achieve something they were not qualified for to begin with. At the same time, you have many members of minorty groups who protest this special consideration and want things based on their own merit as a human beings and not their differences. It is naive to believe that racism is not still strong in america, and will remain an issue for minorities for many more years to come. So we still need a system of checks & balances to make sure they get fair treatment, but much of the policy in place now is a throw back to the 50's when racial integration and equal rights were a prominant issue for all minorities in our society.