This paper assesses the set of problems coming with or resulting out of political interventions regarding Affirmative Action in the context of the sufficient or insufficient attractiveness of human beings. Throughout this work I intent to point out the disadvantages individuals face in professional as well as in everyday life if society does not consider them as beautiful at all or as beautiful enough. Furthermore I analyze whether the respective problem can be referred to as discrimination on the one hand and on the other hand if and to which extent this kind of discrimination can be prevented and eliminated by Affirmative Action policies. To provide a profound analysis of this problematic topic I will, after giving an overview about discrimination in general, pass on to the historic development of the significance of attractiveness. In addition I will go into the legal principles of Affirmative Action and its current situation in Europe and the United States of America. To conclude I will assess the applicability of Affirmative Action measures, taking into account the existing findings of John Rawls and his interpreters Thomas Nagel and Robert S. Taylor.