Affirmative Action, commonly and wrongly known as positive discrimination in the UK, is the term used to describe a woman, black, gay or anyone else who has previously been oppressed by the Whites, being favored over white people at things like job opportunities, and other things of that nature. It isn't all that powerful, many universities are <5% African American including the high-scoring African immigrants. That doesn't stop the conservatives from complaining about it.
Conservatives often accuse liberals of affirmative action, when in fact, REAL liberals try to treat everyone as equally as possible. Andrew Schlafly's website - Conservapedia - goes as far to suggest that American President elect Barack Obama is not the first elected African American President, but rather the first Affirmative Action President. Affirmative action doesn't affect how people vote. Perhaps in future vile conservatives will suggest that anyone from any minority who is elected to high office or succeeds in a responsible position is there through affirmativer action and shouldn't be there.
However, it is a scientific fact that Conservapedia is run by literally the most pathetic, anally retentive, nit-picking, denying, hypocritical, untruthful, mindless opportunistic people in existence, so hopefully no one will take what they say seriously.
Can you imagine what it’s like to be dying in some dirty place with cockroaches biting you while you are still alive? I can’t -- though Scientologists let Lisa McPherson die that way. If you’ve the stomach for them here’s the Autopsy photos.