Um... minorities don't really get "extra perks" because they are minorities - they get "extra perks" because they have traditionally been deliberately excluded from ANY perks by the majority. If your minority status in the state of Texas begins to produce discrimination against you - then you certainly should get the "extra perks."
I think its also misleading. "Minority" as a group is anything but homogeneous. African Americans, Hispanics, Asian-Americans, Indian Americans, Native Americans - all have some issues in common and some issues totally not in common. For instance, ESL issues tend to be more heavily the concerns of the hispanic population - and not the concern at all of the African American population, which may tend to side with the majority population on that subject. SO, if we were to take "whites" as a monolithic whole - they'd be 49.8 percent of the population, while blacks would be about 12%, Hispanic, maybe 20 percent? etc. Still, ultimately, minorities.
It's my hope, actually, that states that have come to this point, actually begin phasing out "affirmative action" in favor of proportionate representation strategies with a firm expiration date. It would be great to see states like Texas become the proving ground for a truly colorblind America.