College admission season is upon us. Letters sent to anxious applicants and hyperventilating parents have been flooding both electronic and residential mailboxes. Needless to say, many are left in a less than desirable temperament. The situation is to be expected. As more applicants toss their hats in the ring, each school has the ability to raise the bar a little higher; and as Generation Y continues to flood every leadership class and SAT review course, the future looks grim.
But there is one phrase on the lips of every disgruntled applicant: affirmative action. Flashes of bigotry, fueled by dashed dreams, hide behind the nearly teary eyes of academic hopefuls. Perhaps this was what Barack Obama was talking about. Perhaps if we take the training wheels off for a second, we'll find that overcorrection doesn't lead to equality, but more hatred and violence.
Or perhaps we won't. But I suppose if that's the case, then it looks like Americans really aren't willing to look past their predispositions and become truly colorblind. Maybe they're not even ready for a black president?