In light of the recent SCOTUS ruling (http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/12-682_8759.pdf) I thought I'd pose this question to Iwaku and see what people's thoughts are on the matter. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affirmative_action Put simply, Affirmative Action is any form of race-based aid or preference given a minority group to compensate for aid or opportunity that has historically been denied. This particular issue deals with race-based admissions to colleges & universities and whether or not it is ethical or legal. The Supreme Court has ruled that, while such policies are mandatory, they are constitutional so long as race is not the only or primary factor. What do you think, Iwaku? Do you support AA, reject it, believe it could use improvements...? Please, keep in mind: No -ist comments. This includes but is not limited to racist and sexist. Be respectful towards your fellow board members. This is a discussion, not a debate. Feel free to share your opinions or ask others for clarification but please do not attempt to make converts. While other countries do have similar policies, for fear of this board becoming too broad please try to limit this to AA in the USA and specifically in an academic setting.