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- A major controversy encompassing the country is the issue of affirmative action. Many believe that the abolition, or at least restructure, of affirmative action in the United States will benefit the nation for many logical reasons. Originally, affirmative action began as an attempt to eliminate discrimination and provide a source of opportunity; affirmative action did not begin as an attempt to support just minorities and women.
- Historically, there have been arguments about what Affirmative Action (AA) really is. The basis of the argument for the most part, debates the goal(s) of AA. Is the goal of AA to erase past inequities for the disabled, minorities and/or women without protest? Or is Affirmative Action a culture or spirit that rewards diversity and differences? Basically there are two definitions or schools of thought for AA.
- These groups should enjoy equal representative share of employment opportunities in all occupations and at all levels. An example of discrimination that denies equal opportunity is the practice of allowing members of these four groups to advance within a company only to a certain level.
- Affirmative action is one of the more recent and popular civil rights policies that affect today’s society Affirmative action can be described as nothing more than a lower educational standard for minorities It has become quite clear that affirmative action is unfair and unjust However, in order to blend race, culture, and genders to create a stable and diverse society, someone has to give How can this be justified? Is there a firm right or wrong to affirmative action? Is this policy simply taking something from one person and giving it to someone else, or is there more to this policy, such as
- The topic of affirmative action is a very sensitive and volatile subject ?Affirmative action is a time bomb primed to detonate in the middle of the American political marketplace?, wrote Steven Roberts (page 1 art 47) The increasingly hostile and divisive debate about the role of gender and race is becoming serious part of modern America It appears that the issue of affirmative action can no longer be over looked The author, Roberts, puts worth a reason for the growing assault on affirmative action ?The assault on affirmative action is gathering strength from a slow-growth economy, stagnant mi
- America is the land of opportunity, but to be fully qualified for the status, it needs to be color-blind, race-blind, and gender-blind. Affirmative Action began as a way to stop discrimination, but as new laws have been added to it, it has become reverse discrimination.
- In recent times, virtually every great political leader has recognized the truth of affirmative action. But, what is affirmative action one might ask? According to Merriam-Webster s Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition: an active effort to improve the employment or educational opportunities of members of minority groups and women.
- ?All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.? The classic line from George Orwell?s novel, Animal Farm, still rings quite true today. American society has constantly plagued itself by overextending its gratitude for wrongs committed all too long ago, and is therefore still suffering the repercussions.
- Affirmative Action was created in an effort to help minorities leap the discriminative barriers that were ever so present when the bill was first enacted, in 19 5. At this time, the country was in the wake of nationwide civil- rights demonstrations, and racial tension was at an all time high.
- e action fair? In 1974, a woman named Rose was truned down for a supervisory job in favor of a male She was told that she was the most qualified person, but the position was going to be filled by a man, because he had a family to support Five years before that, when Rose was about to fill an entry-l
- Affirmative action. What was its purpose in the first place, and do we really need it now in the liberal super sensitive nineties? It began in an era when minorities were greatly under represented in universities and respectable professions. Unless one was racist, most agreed with the need of affirmative action in college admissions and in the workplace.
- On March 6, 1961 President John F. Kennedy started Affirmative Action by an order of anti-discrimination. This was created to ensure that employees were treated the same regardless of their race, creed, color or national origin during their employment.
- Scope This paper contains arguments that stand for and against Affirmative Action programs with cases to substantiate the claims.
- The affirmative action program is important because it gives job opportunities for many people regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, and national origin. The work force should be well represented by the different ethnic backgrounds of our society.
- Known as the ?Melting Pot?, America is a country with a more diverse population than any other But America also has a long, painful past of discrimination that has been based on sex, race, color, disability, religion, sexual orientation and various other characteristics that stray from the average white American citizen Through the years, government has played a major role in trying to correct the past wrongs due to discrimination by enacting legislation and adding amendments to the Constitution The primary purpose of these measures is to enforce non-discriminating employment practices and to
- Affirmative Correction Equality is a word synonymous with the civil rights movement. A word used to promote, and to establish fairness in the lives of African-Americans. Equality expressed by Martin Luther King Jr. is a law that is just when it applies to all individuals, an unjust law only applies to a particular group (597).
- ?Affirmative action should be eliminated? (Sadler 70). Affirmative action does not solve discrimination problems; on the contrary, it harms those the program is meant help. The program divides society into two groups based on ethnicity; this completely defies the effort to have a color-blind America (where society does not see ethnicity or a color difference in any person).
- Richard said, ?Yeah Nick, I got in!? Nick was astonished. Richard?s GPA was only 3.7, and he receive a combined score of 1100 on his SATs. After a long pause he replied, ?It?s because I?m black, Nick,? Richard felt bad for his friend.
- When people talk about the civil rights movement, the first thing that comes to mind is the famous speech ?I have a dream? by Martin Luther King. His dream in short was to have equality among human beings. For the past thirty years, this country has been revolutionizing humanitarianism because there is greater concern for human welfare than one hundred years ago.
- Few social policy issues have served as a better gauge of racial and ethnic divisions among the American people than affirmative action. Affirmative action is a term referring to laws and social policies intended to alleviate discrimination that limits opportunities for a variety of groups in various social institutions.