Just read somewhere in my wanderings through the net that affirmative action is a tribal concept. We want equal representation on the tribal council and since adademia believes that all right thinking people think as they do, affirmative action will remain deeply rooted in their tribal mores.
Multicultural societies are nothing more than tribes. They share nothing with other tribes unless forced to do so. Each tribe considers itself to be sovereign and usually superior to the others in the area. Our elite class has been working very hard to push the tribal mentality. We are not American, we are (Insert tribal name here)-American. Even our entertainment highlights this thinking. Think Survivor and then gasp at how popular it is and how Lord of the Flies we have all become.
I fear for civilization.