It's enough in the past that I don't see it being a problem in everyday life. When's the last time you saw someone being asked to give up their bus seat because they were black or the last time that you saw segregated water fountains? Certainly, there are some idiot holdouts, but AA just drives that wedge in deeper.
Matties, I think I love you.
So its ok for whites to reap the benefits of laws enforcing racial discrimination for 250 years, then defacto discrimination for another 100 years until the late 1960s. A legacy the practically kept all blacks out of the law school, much less top law schools, and almost entirely out of the legal profession until the last 30. All that discrimination was OK, but reverse discrimination is not. Because now the discrimination is against whites so its bad? So, what your saying is it cool for whites to discriminate, but not for blacks. We have moved away from that, all discrimination, even if it helped us in the past is bad now, if it hurts us now.
Symbolic Racism: beliefs about individualism and meritocracy become racialized and motivate opposition to policies designed to benefit racial and ethnic minorities. http://repositories.cdlib.org/crisp/1/Modern Racism: Moderating contexts provide justification for negative responses to minorities (e.g., a previous negative decision about a comparable white job candidate justifies a negative decision about a black job candidate). (can't find a very informative link).Implicit Bias: Unconscious biases, particularly against out-groups, rooted in normal cognitive functions related to categorization, confirmation, and memory biases. https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/demo/background/index.jspWould someone kindly quote me so I can delete out? I hate pointless AA conversations but I wanted to share.