When "actually try" doesn't work, what do we try next?
Just keep on trying, it is all you can do. Implementing systematic injustice because some people let criteria irrelevant to the task get in the way sometimes is idiotic, throwing the baby out with the bath water.
Yes, and those "generalizations" are illegal discrimination when applied to gender, but not education level.
Only when being used as criteria for a task where it is not necessarily so. When you make criteria you use the _actual_ value, the one that matters. I can say that on average men are physically stronger than women and that is fine. If I have a job that requires lifting a certain amount of relatively heavy weight of course I'd wind up finding more males as suitable applicants, but so long as their ability to do the job is what is being assessed and not other things having more male employees than female in that context isn't sexism, just happened that one demographic had more people suited to the task.
They exist and are legal,
And so is paying women more than men for the same job, both of these injustices are legal, I propose we endeavour to end both.
monumentally stupid to end the support of the most disadvantaged while not ending the support of the most advantaged. End the white AA (legacy), and then we'll talk.
As I said before, I support ending that also. The same argument is used for both, that it is using criteria irrelevant to the task and so should be stopped
If you support ending the legacy items, you should support ending affirmative action also.