Is Affirmative Action Really Necessary

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Some experts have formed the opinion that affirmative action plans are no longer needed. Others have reached the opposite conclusion. Affirmative action is an action or policy favoring those who tend to suffer from discrimination, in relation to employment or education. Affirmative action plans are designed to facilitate workplace success for members of the groups they target (women, ethnic minorities), yet ma have ironic effect of stigmatizing AAP targets and, in turn decreasing their performance outcomes (Leslie, Mayer, & Kravitz, 2014). I lean towards those who still feel affirmative action is still needed. Affirmative action is needed because the policy balances the obstacles that minorities and women face in pursuing education and employment

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