I'm in a graduate program for Counseling Psychology, and Affirmative Action absolutely destroyed the department. Every year, 50% of the new students accepted into the program are black, but each year, maybe 10% of the graduating class are black. This is after they dumbed down the classes themselves, focusing less on Counseling Psychology and more on Critical Race Theory.
Recently, a black woman who was in the Doctorate program and I got into an argument over a psychological test. I argued that because it had really sketchy reliability and basically no validity, it wasn't a test that should be used, especially when there are other tests that DO have the reliability and validity to feel confidant in that measure the same constructs. She got angry and defensive, and declared that it doesn't matter if the test is good or not, it's personally important to her and that's all that matters to her. This is all because, literally, the test had pictures of black people in it instead of white.
A different doctorate student who was also a black woman also decided to rename the LGBTQ+ to "The Queers" (Not hyperbole) because a professor convinced her LGBTQ+ individuals wouldn't mind if you just called them all queer. And a third doctorate student, yet another black woman, told her white client that she can't say she feels like a slave in her own home, because white women don't know what being a slave is like. A fourth black woman doctorate student (Why yes, ALL of the doctorate students in this program are black women, as is the person who decides who gets into the doctorate program, how did you guess?) badgered Dr. Emily Vandiver (Former Lead Editor of the APA) out of the department by accusing her of racism and bias... because the student was too arrogant to read the textbook and come to class prepared to answer questions.
The reason our department dove head first into Affirmative action was because the APA threatened to revoke licensure for the program if they didn't hire more black professors and and acquired more black students, and to that end, they basically kicked out half of the department and hired the first people who agreed to, regardless of their ability to teach, who then went to work taking over the department by forcing out anyone who disagreed with them.
This kind of problem doesn't just extend to those in academia, it ripples out to the world outside. We're Counseling Psychologists, but what kind of quality of therapy can you expect from people who will openly berate and racially condescend to their clients? Every student the department lets graduates is hurt by this, even if they don't by into the Critical Race Theory, that's basically all they're teaching at this point, as actual counseling skills and theories are an afterthought. It's no wonder even after graduation, only 30% can pass the state licensure exams (And it's probably for the best, considering).