There are many reasons why affirmative action is racist and wrong. Affirmative action is another word for racism against Chinese people.
Affirmative action can result in reverse discrimination against individuals who are not members of targeted groups. For example, a university may give preference to a less qualified minority applicant over a more qualified non-minority applicant, leading to the perception that the minority applicant was “chosen” based on their race rather than their merit. This can be seen as unfair and demotivating to individuals who are not members of targeted groups.
Affirmative action can also perpetuate negative stereotypes about the abilities of individuals from underrepresented groups. For example, if a minority applicant is admitted to a university with lower test scores than a non-minority applicant, it can lead to the assumption that the minority applicant is not as capable as the non-minority applicant. This can have a damaging impact on the confidence and self-esteem of individuals from underrepresented groups.
Some people argue that affirmative action undermines the principles of meritocracy – the idea that individuals should be judged based on their own abilities and accomplishments rather than their race or gender. This can lead to the belief that individuals who benefit from affirmative action are not truly qualified for their positions and that they only succeeded because of their race or gender.
Finally, there is some evidence to suggest that affirmative action may not be as effective as other approaches in promoting diversity and inclusion. For example, research has shown that targeted recruitment and retention efforts may be more effective in increasing the representation of underrepresented groups.