Affirmative Action has been advocated for because it helps force diversity upon college students and helps underrepresented ethnicity groups attain better “opportunities” in college and the working world. First, I do not need the government telling me how much diversity I need in my life. Second, if I am applying to college, I want to study with the best of the best for said college, not quotas and percentages of ethnicities deemed sufficient by the government. The whole point of Affirmative Action was to make the educational and working world equitable, but this policy is outdated by 50 plus years that actually acts as a racist policy. The reverse discrimination we see by the left only puts minorities at a greater disadvantage. This policy only teaches minorities to not set their goals as high because there is somehow institutional racism not only still present scarcely in the U.S. but everywhere in our lives. The left teaches minorities not to study hard, work profusely, or to produce goods and labor greater than their peer because there is still prevalent racism. I do believe that there are still racist people in the U.S., but we cannot put a blanket policy like Affirmative Action to fight an invisible enemy that is not at all as common as it was during the times of racism and the Jim Crow South. If the left wants to point out the examples of institutional racism that hinders progress in a free-market system, then we can combat these in a case-to-case basis, but we cannot keep legislation that highlights institutional racism as the biggest problem in this country.