"Affirmative action is also an embarrassment for minorities who do not need or want to be measured by a lower standard. A black female student I taught in 1993 summed it up best by saying that although she had been admitted to college on the basis of outstanding grades and test scores, no one believed her. Whites just assumed she was there because of affirmative action. Once a class of people is given credit for something its members did not achieve, individuals in that class forfeit credit for the things they actually did." - Mike Adams
In other words, affirmative action does NOT solve the problem of racism. It adds to it, with the implication that the beneficiaries of affirmative action are somehow incapable of great accomplishments without a little help.
By the way, I recommend Mike Adams' editorial today, which is where the quote above is from.