Slavery was a black mark on American History. The 13th, 14th, & 15th Amendments were passed to give blacks the same rights as all citizens. Affirmative Action in the beginning was a good thing. Problem not enough blacks employed by government. Solution was to seek applications from alternative media radio, billboards, & black newspapers. Today affirmative action has turned into racism. A lawsuit has been filed against the University of Michigan. As part of their admission process for a perfect SAT given 16 points, perfect Essay 12 points, blacks 20 points. The President at the University of Michigan says that their needs to be diversity in the class room. She says that intelligent students will learn more if their in a class with students that are less intelligent. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/education/134588289_scotus03.html http://www.sltrib.com/12032002/nation_w/7814.htm When someone has a major legal problem your going to want the best, one that graduated tops in his or her class. If you or your child is having brain surgery you are also going to want the best. Anyone that is honest would not say that they would want to go to the professional that got his education because of racial preference. http://www.now.org/nnt/08-95/affirmhs.html The current remedy has gone off track. We all want to be the best. Education needs to be totally reformed. What are your thoughts on this important issue.