President Kennedy introduced the term “affirmative action” in 1961 to address the issue of racial discrimination that existed at that time. To say affirmative action is no longer necessary is to say that racial discrimination no longer exists. If we say that racial discrimination does exist and still resist against affirmative action, it would seem we are either saying we do not care to provide solution or we are saying that affirmative action is not the best solution. If the latter is the case then one should be ready to find a fitting alternative.
It gets into sticky territory when we ask the question of whether or not a law should be put in place using the same methodology and idea to counter the very activity that we wish to discourage. The focus should be on equal access and opportunity to all. This appears to be easier said than done. It would appear that people do not want to behave fairly so we have to create rules with penalties, incentives to shape behavior and beware of unintended consequences.