"Affirmative Action" was the fault line between the virtue of equal civil rights AND the Privleged Advantage practiced today.Pretty sure Affirmative Action came from the second round of Civil Rights in 1965. There was language that specifically stated a system would be developed to ensure that population numbers would be consistent with employment and enrollment numbers. So technically, it and the several bills that supported the movement did wish to solve racial inequality with mandated discrimination..... Reality - we needed affirmative action to move past deep seeded bigotry and discrimination. Now -in order to prevent that balance that has been achieved/remedied we need to remove it - as the solution has now become the problem.
Sept. 24, 1965 Executive Order 11246 enforces affirmative action for the first time
Issued by President Johnson, the executive order requires government contractors to "take affirmative action" toward prospective minority employees in all aspects of hiring and employment. Contractors must take specific measures to ensure equality in hiring and must document these efforts. On Oct. 13, 1967, the order was amended to cover discrimination on the basis of gender.
Interesting in that the crooked war-monger President, LBJ, would go to Congress to get "civil rights" BUT bypassed Congress with an Executive Order in the case of the questionable "Affirmative Action". LBJ, by bypassing Congress, planted the seeds of racial strife and division that we citizens have to deal with today.