Is this really affimative action?
The Army promotes, as I understand it, on merit. Ask Colin Powell if he reached the Office of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs because he was a black man, or because he earned it.
What the United States Army Teaches us About Affirmative Action. The United States Army has achieved affirmative action in its purest, most elemental form by calling it what it is: common-sense fairness. By Brent Staples. [New York Times: Opinion]