Affirmative Action Is The Most Important Modern Anti Discrimination

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Eleanor Norton, once a delegate to the district of Columbia in the United States of America once said that “affirmative action is the most important modern anti-discrimination technique ever instituted in the United States. It is the one tool that has had a demonstrable effect on discrimination. No one who knows anything about the subject would say it hasn 't worked. It has certainly done something, or else it wouldn 't have provoked so much opposition”. This means that affirmative action is a modern anti-discrimination technique that has been more effective or it would not have been opposed by people who are against this policy. This is a policy which has helped minorities get into college and get hired for quality jobs. It ensures they will not journey through an unfair process due to the color of their skin or what their origins might be. This policy does not only benefit minorities but also America’s economy. Moreover, enforcing affirmative action policies in higher education and higher quality jobs will help combat discrimination and increase minority admissions and employment resulting to a better American economy.
Affirmative action is a policy which has helped many people who are discriminated against getting hired and get accepted into universities and or colleges which they prefer. This policy goes against discrimination. The author of Journal of Policy history, Williams B wrote in his book the following: “ affirmative action is really a set of…
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