I don't think you can compare the environment in the 60's to what it is today. After all, people of America were open-minded enough to elect a Black President who continues to have an approval rating of 80%.<quoted text>
I'm all for "merit" based admissions. I'm just not nieve enough to believe that the admissions will be based on merit alone. If you disagree, simply take a look back at what admissions was like BEFORE Affirmative Action came into play and there's your answer.
If anything it's the predominately white staff at colleges that are fighting to retain Affirmative Action so your implication that colleges are racist simply doesn't hold true.