I found this article to be not only interesting and relevant, but valuable, in that it offers both the pros and cons of preferential treatment within society.  I believe that some groups of people – not just simply all blacks or all Hispanics, but certain interracial urban communities as a whole – are at an economic disadvantage in comparison to other communities.  With that being said, it is quite clear how the issue of affirmative action can cause racial tension and some cases, even foster hostility.