It seems to me that the SCOTUS has ruled AGAINST affirmative action, and universities and employers continue to enact it anyway, in defiance. Maybe whopper court suits is the answer. Of sourse, then you run into the problem so common in all court suits >> that of PROVING what is true.The 14th Amendment gives the right to EQUAL protection before the law.
White Males (and Asian Males) have had that Right removed by Affirmative Action.
In AA, we give special preferences to ALL but White Men for just about every facet that counts toward success in American life: High School Mentor-ships, Special College Prep programs, College Admittance, Grades, Scholarships, Work Study Programs, Waivers for time in program, Military Advancement, Study Grants, Business Loans, Business Licenses, Tax Exempt Status, Career Promotions, ...
Good Gods, it would be easier to list the number of areas that AA has NOT gotten into!
Well, at one point in time, all of the well paid positions of power in government and private employments, the top Echelons, were almost all held by White Men.
Minorities and Women were given only the mid and bottom level positions. Its true, at one time we were extremely pro-White Male.
So the White Male was the Doctor, the Woman was the Nurse, and the Black guy cleaned up the blood and barf.
The White Male was the Engineer, the Woman was the Secretary, and the Black Guy ran the Die-Stamping machine.
The White Male was the Supermarket chain CEO and the local store manager, the Black Guy stocked the store shelves and buffed the floor, and the Woman was the Cashier.
So AA changed all of that, making to were the number of students getting college degrees in Business Management, or High Finance, or Engineering, or a Doctor of Medicine now included Blacks, and Women, and Hispanics. All of that was fine... Up to a Point!
You see, AA was not JUST applied to the top tier Echelon, giving advantage to everyone BUT White Males and Asians, but it was an advantage given to ALL Tier Echelons to the "Designated Minorities"
So, if you would have been a White Male destined to become a Doctor or Engineer under the old system, because of all the white men, you had the talent and drive...
You didn't get bumped from the top tier, to the next tier down. Say from Doctor to Nurse, or Engineer/Scientist to Draftsman or Technician. You got bumped completely from EVERYTHING.
Because AA was not being applied just at the top tiers, in fact, was most generously and successfully applied to the bottom tiers.
Worse, and this is were the 14th Amendment Rights violation comes in, it was not applied proportionally, varying at need over time, or in both directions!
So the displaced, Talented White Males, had NO WHERE to go except DOWN into poverty!
There were no programs to help the displaced White Males train into the lower echelon positions of Welder, Die-Stamp Machine operator, Nurse, .... NONE! In fact, in the Trade School, the "Designated Minorities" received even Bigger advantages than they did in the Colleges!
For twenty years running, Women have now been 80% or more of the Four Year Degree College Graduates, but they are only 52% of the population, yet year after year, women continue to receive every sort of AA protection, preference and advantage! WHY?
If AA was applied FAIRLY, in keeping with the 14th Amendment Right to EQUAL protection of the law, Long ago, at the very least women should have lost the AA protected person status.
Similarly, many government institutions, particularly those in Public Housing Finance, have over 80% Black employment! Why are Blacks receiving AA preferences to join an organization with 7X as many Black employees as are present in the general population!
AA is NOT being applied bi-directionally. We are not protecting the rights of White Males to EQUAL treatment by "Diversity Enforcement Law".
The Supreme Court was briefed on this issue multiple times over the years, they KNEW it was happening, and yet kept AA going down the same path for GENERATIONS!
If that's not a suspension of the 14th Amendment Rights of White Males (and Asians), What the Hell is it!?
It is NOT Diversity they are creating, is a Lock-Out of White Men.
There are 330 Million Americans ( counting Illegals), Whites are 64% of that population, and Men are 48% of those = 101 Million Americans.
If you're the son of a Already Wealthy White Family, the Son of Bill Gates, or Lee Iacocca, you still got your degree and a good career.
If you're the son of a plumber in southern New Mexico, you got the shaft!
No wonder our society cannot compete in the world market. We're throwing away all of the Talent of that 50 Million White Males that are not coming from wealthy families!