AFFIRMATIVE ACTION = JIM CROW
This black writer says that affirmative action policies are the new Jim Crow laws (i.e. treat blacks as separate and inferior):
"Even in the post-civil rights era, a subtle form of segregation has taken its place. Under the guise of "affirmative action," white liberals have convinced many of us that, just like the victims of the old Jim Crow, we now deserve special treatment and separate standards..... Governor Jeb Bush endorsed a plan to allow high school seniors who failed the FCAT to graduate with low SAT or ACT college test scores. These acceptable scores come close to what you supposedly get if you fill in your name correctly.... Black proponents of race preferences seem blind to the irony. Our forebears fought and died to dismantle such racist practices.... Jim Crow created a caste system in America that lasted for generations. In 2003, power-driven, pandering politicians want to make sure it remains in place."