Essay on Affirmative Action

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After you graduate from college, you will be putting in your application for a job that you went to college for. Even though you might be the most qualified for the job you still might not obtain the position. Affirmative Action sometimes causes this because companies have to hire a certain number of minorities relative to the size of the company. This means that if there are no minority citizens available, immigrants who aren’t even US citizens can take the position. This is why Affirmative Action should be readjusted, because it is helping immigrants instead of the people it was meant for, American citizens.
The fact is that the current Affirmative Action plan is helping immigrants more than it is helping the American people. For …show more content…

Some say that Affirmative Action needs to stay because companies should hire a quota of minorities into their company. Many voices say that quotas are used to right the past wrongs when so many minority groups were discriminated against. That no matter what minority that you are from you still deserve some form of compensation for the wrongs that were done not only to your ethninicity, but also to their past family relatives. This is a true point that is worth looking at, but fro how long will the white male have to lose out on jobs that he is more qualified for because of mistakes in the past. We need to look at this from the aspect of what Affirmative Action was originally set up for.
Affirmative Actions original intentions, in the 1960’s, were to correct the wrongs that minorities have gone through throughout history, such as slavery, racism, and other horrible anti-minority practices. It just never occurred to government planners, when they made up the affirmative action plan, that there would be so many immigrants in the US and that they would be considered minorities. Robb says, “because affirmative action is keyed to race and ethnicity, without regard to American nationality, foreign citizens routinely get special consideration” (Robb 3). They receive these special considerations because of the Immigration Reform and Control Act, which were passed by Congress in 1986. The Immigration Reform and Control Act was an obscure amendment, which stated that

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