Affirmative Action And Its Effect On Society

1639 Words Dec 8th, 2016 7 Pages
In Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream Speech, he states “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character”, this appeals to the emotions that judging based on a person’s race is wrong. For this reason affirmative action in higher education admission should alter for it creates a perpetual racial preference in admission.
Affirmative action is controversial due its issue of whether the generation of today should pay for the past injustices done to certain ethnicities. It questions the constitutionality of its existence and whether it perpetuates racial discrimination. Although affirmative action greatly promotes diversity and exposes diverse perspectives in an educational field, it’s time to realize its modern predicaments and visualize how to better progress terms of admission for the future of the diversified generations of America. Thus it is vital to address the reasons why prolonging affirmative action hinders the creation for better opportunities to those at a disadvantaged.
The dilemma of affirmative action is defining equal opportunities, especially to ethnicities who historically felt injustice.The famous U.S landmark case Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978), where Allan Bakke, a white man, was twice rejected to University of California Medical School at Davis, ruled that racial quotas “violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment”, however race can serve a part as one…
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