Well, a lot of people are making assumptions about a lot of folks. You did so in your post, above. I'm trying to be different from my usual anal self and letting them slide a bit because we're all aware that this is a complicated topic (or at least, I hope so) that there are no easy answers to. I mean, what extra things are being given? As far as I can see the only laws that pass in favour of minorities are to prevent the discrimination that causes the inequality in the first place. Affirmative action as I've already talked about is a very specific policy that can be misused (much like any other policy). As for reverse racism, I'll just roll with Wikipedia because it's 4.30pm on a Friday: Does this match your definition? Because that doesn't seem to match "being nice to a minority just because they're a minority" and I'm struggling to follow that logic in the first place. I mean, I believe we should try to be nice to people regardless but also being nicer / more cautious / more aware of potential hurt to already-hurt minorities can help. It doesn't always, and there are people that misuse being cautious to be deliberately obtuse or condescending, but again, that doesn't void the ideal of being nicer in the first place. I'd be nicer to someone who was just in a car accident compared to someone who wasn't. Or to someone that caused the accident directly with no remorse. That's how empathy tends to work, in my experience. The same goes for those who suffer racism. But then we go back to the ability to enforce racism, which comes with power, and the status quo is so overwhelmingly white / male / upper-middle class that actually enforcing reverse racism seems to be to be a relative impossibility outside of niche use cases that don't really support the state of the world as it stands today.