Reversed Racism

Reverse Racism
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character” (King 60). This quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. portrays my feelings towards race. A person should be judged not by appearance alone but by their ability and character. In the United States, the land of opportunity, anyone can do anything as long as they work hard enough to achieve it. White, black, green, orange, rich or poor in the United States people are all given an opportunity to be great. It is up to an individual to seize the opportunity to be successful. In this imperfect world there will be racism and prejudices everywhere. There are many programs and widely accepted morals with the intent to end racism. Being Caucasian was once an advantage in this country, times have changed for the better and equality was established. Hasn’t racism ended? I beg to differ; racism has been reversed.
Many people have said, “history repeats itself.” Affirmative Action was created from Executive Order 10925, which was signed by President John F. Kennedy. This required employers to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed, color, or national origin and take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, creed, color, or national origin. I believe that Affirmative Action was definitely a huge leap in the fight against racism here in the United States. This ensured all races equal treatment at school or in the workplace. That is the moral and just thing to do for any nation.
So what happens now, when the tables are turned? I remember vividly talking to my father about applying for college. My father and I had a conversation about affirmative action. He explained to me that it was to my benefit to choose Hispanic in applications. I remember thinking,...