Affirmative Action is an employment legislation protection system that is intended to address the systemized discrimination faced by women and minorities. It achieves this by enforcing diversity through operational intrusions into recruitment, selection, and other personnel functions and practices in America. Originally, Affirmative Action arose because of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s desire to integrate society on educational, employment, and economic levels, yet it was John F. Kennedy who issued Executive Order 10925 to create the Commission on Equal Employment Opportunity, a commission that evolved into our modern Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
A person has just obtained their dream ACT score, 34, while maintaining outstanding extracurricular activities throughout high school. After applying to the university of their choice, they are informed that they have not been admitted. Crushed and confused, they go on the university’s website only to discover that the university is looking for people with a more diverse racial background. Standing in the way of their acceptance is a defective policy formally known as race-based affirmative action. Informally called affirmative action, it is a combination of adopted policies that construct an advantage to minority groups, giving them more possibilities to succeed in jobs, education, and other aspects of daily life. The whole concept came
Affirmative action should be abolished because the negatives from the program far outweigh the positives. The program is doing a lot of harm to American society instead of helping.
Affirmative action is not free from controversies. It is one of the issues in the country, which has raked most controversies
Throughout history, the affirmative action has been supporting women and minorities, which has has a reverse discrimination against white men. White men has mainly been seen throughout the years as the dominate individuals who has received a magnificent amount of assistance, respect, and much more compared to the "underdogs"! The "underdogs" (women and minority) has struggled during the last centuries with the right to vote, the right to fight, the right to equality, the right to be free, and the right to work.
In my opinion Affirmative action is a touchy subject, just like abortion. There are places where it should belong and places it shouldn't. I think it should be implemented in places of business where needed. For example if two candidates for a position are interviewed for a job and one happens to be white and the other black, and the black candidate is obviously more qualified for the job but doesn't get the job then that is a place where Affirmative action needs to b added to the system. It is sad that something like Affirmative action even had to be thought of but it is a reality that racism still exists and probably will continue to
Many white people believe that affirmative action is not fair and limits their chances of acceptance when applying to college or jobs. But what they do not know is affirmative action has be proven to help Caucasian females more than any other race or gender. The reason why is because affirmative action does not only aid people other
Affirmative action is a conjunction of policies an organization or institution engage where a person aspiring to become a part of that institution or organization, shall not be rejected based on their race. Affirmative action is also known as “positive discrimination”. These policies are meant to improve the opportunities to groups who have been historically discriminated, in the American society. I’m sure we’ve all heard comments from people before saying things like, “slavery ended a long time ago, so why are black people still reaping the benefits?” or “Affirmative action discriminates against white people”, isn’t that reverse
On face value, affirmative action accomplishes its’ goals of helping minorities attain opportunities that were once blocked, or still would be blocked due to gender bias, racial discrimination and other injustices. So in that sense, I applaud the policy, because it adequately provides “equality of opportunity”. Personally, I am for affirmative action, but I do not want to benefit from it at all. As contradictory as this sound, I have my reasons as to why personally hold this belief.
Those who support affirmative action say that this system erases racism, but instead it actually enables reverse racism. Reverse discrimination, which is discrimination against non-minority persons, has been a huge problem since the rise of affirmative action. There are many cases of white people being discriminated against because of their skin color. During the 1970s there is one court case that sticks out. It was about a boy of white skin color. He tried to apply to medical school and was denied twice. He went to the supreme court twice about how he was denied because of his skin color. (Regents)There is also another court case where a group of firefighters went to court because they were refused a raise because of they were white and not a minority.( "PSLweb) This system, now, raises more problems than solutions. Because of affirmative action there is a new racist target and that is white people. White people are being discriminated against because of the inequality they may have caused in the past. I believe that isn’t fair. With affirmative action they are just fighting racism with even more racism. Fighting fire with fire doesn’t solve anything. White people don’t have to be punished because of something their ancestors did a long time ago. We should learn to just let go of the past and learn from it.
Affirmative Action has been around for a very long time, as time progress so have the people of this nation. The people we were in the 50’s and 60’s are significantly different from who we are today. I think that Affirmative Action is a good contribution and should be kept around. When I think about all the great things that minorities can do I don’t see were any harm is being done.
Siskind the Judicial Branch are the actual main source in ending discrimination and promoting affirmative action. The courts find it a lot easier to issue gender classification rather than strict scrutiny. Strict Scrutiny is a Law which states that if any local Government, Federal, or State that is found in violation of Affirmative Action, will be held accountable. There have been multiple standards, and plans that have been granted to different groups. It involves treatment to those who are women, veterans, and the disabled. There is an equal protection clause in the Fourteenth Amendment which was specifically aimed at eliminating discrimination. Achieving racial balance in a government contracting is not ending general, societal discrimination. Several government officials have stated that diverse and representative student bodies sever a compelling interest. There is more than two dozen end-race or gender-based discrimination. In addition to the two dozen or more statues, states have the right to actually engage in Affirmative Action. If any type of Affirmative Action occurs within any type of local Government, Federal, or State will be subject to Strict
I do not think that these affirmative actions should exist, as the past discrimination against these minority groups does not mean that they are being discriminated now. People with different races and gender are treated equally nowadays, as slavery was abolished in 1865 and the rise of feminism. There are several pros and cons of these affirmative action policies.
Affirmative action is good and bad. It helps to make sure that the people who can’t do school as well as others because of their language or childhood get into college. It’s bad because the people of the majority race can’t go to college and get educated in their major. You should not allow people in college by their ethnicity. Instead use grade systems, not what country you are from or the color of your skin.
Affirmative Action is nothing but discrimination wrapped up in a pretty box and it does no good to anyone. Now I know that this is a rather bold statement, so let me explain. Affirmative Action is when you give someone preference when they are applying for college or a job based on their race or gender, but it’s okay because they are a minority. Now this makes affirmative action discriminatory by its very nature. What’s worse is that Affirmative Action promotes the racist attitude that minorities are incapable of getting the jobs or getting into college on their own. Now even putting racism aside, isn’t this a rather condescending attitude to say, “Oh you poor thing let me put you in here you didn’t earn it put that’s ok I feel sorry for you?”