Did Prop 209 really change anything in California or is AA still unofficially in action? According to the most reliable source in the world (wikipedia) it caused minority graduation rates to increase, although minority acceptance rates slightly decreased. I don't know if any of this is true or not.
I love how proponents of AA think that the world will end if AA is reversed, but instead nothing nearly as catostrophic happens-in fact there are even several positives.
I agree that there might be some benefits to AA, but then the question becomes do the ends justify the means? I don't agree with using a policy that has discriminatory features to help right (or to attempt to do so) the wrongs of the past. Discriminatory policies of the past are an awful chapter in the history of our country and there have been significant steps to get rid of them. Using modern, specifically tailored discrimination is still discrimination.