A number of state have already gotten rid of AA (including the one I live in). Why the hell are you assuming that a less qualified black person would get the job? Do you seriously believe the dept. would risk getting a less qualified person just because of AA? And funny how come white folks NEVER assume or even consider that a less qualified WHITE person is getting the job, or a white person who only got the job because of some well-pulled strings and someone they knew who could do that for them. Let me remind you of this–until the Civil RIghts Act was passe din 1964, white people already HAD affirmative action for themselves for over 300 damn years–and they because they could discriminate against black people and anybody else that wasn’t white and keep them from getting the best jobs so ya;ll wouldn’t have to compete with us. As well as being the majority, which has ALWAYS helped y’all a hell of a lot. Do you actually believe that ALL white folks get certain jobs because they’re qualified for them? Get real–hell, no they don’t, but y’all (white folks) won’t admit that, even as you put in a good word for your best friend’s daughter who just got out of high school with no exp. but needs a job and choose her over a black person who’s more qualified simply because you know said friend’s daughter. White folks do that s*** all the time, and nobody ever calls themselves on it.