So, to your original point, this is actually more of a wealth privilege issue. And if we are to deploy affirmative action towards the correction of that imbalance, the criterion should be about historical disadvantage with effects lasting till the present day. We also should not use race, sex/gender or any other phenotype as a proxy for meeting that criterion. Of course, what we might find is that mostly black people or gay people (and so on) qualify, based on that identity-neutral criterion. But, at least, it would not (by definition) exclude white people who have suffered historically or unfairly benefit black people who have not.
Inarguable, in fact, at least from my formulation anyway.
Always a pleasure chatting with you sir.