Just so. I’ve known a few very smart black people, and they were handicapped by everyone’s assumption that they had gotten where they were because of affirmative action.
I remember writing a grad school recommendation for a black student who was one of the two or three brightest I had ever taught, and trying to figure out how to make that clear in the recommendation letter so the selection committees wouldn’t think I was just doing the usual affirmative action thing.
I must have done it right, because he did get into Yale.
I will refuse a black Dr. on that basis. I will assume AA is the reason they are where they are. Apologies to the truly capable, but I look out for #1.