We Need Affirmative Action Essay

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PRO-AFFIRMATIVE ACTION      What is it? Well affirmative action is, in plain text, the consideration of your class, race, gender, color, ethnicity, national origin, and disability when deciding who gets a certain job or admission into a school. If you are amenity applying for a job and there are other people that are applying as well then you will be considered for the job over one of the other people, even if they have more experience. It is not only for jobs, it is also used in any situation that there is a minority or different person, racially or ethnicity, because the particular business or corporation needs to have some minorities working in that business or in that school. They do this because of a…show more content…
All businesses, schools, etc., should have people of different colors, races, and ethnicity because it gives people a sense of belonging and allows people to make new friends of different origins and to learn from them. I feel that if we ignore the fact that we need people of different race, color, etc., in schools, jobs, etc., and continue to do it “the old way.” Then we will again live in a world of hate and crime like it once was when we did not allow woman or people of different races into our society, as far as schools and businesses are concerned (no author, see work cited #3). Colleges and Universities are still trying to move beyond race-based admissions. In the case of a young woman who applied to the University of Washington who talks about her home life with her father abusing her mother and her mother abusing drugs. This essay from the high school senior impacted the readers into helping to ban affirmative action from university admissions. In February, Florida joined the growing number of states that struck affirmative action from admissions. California in 1996, voters eliminated race-based admissions policies, and the same year, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals did the same in Texas in Hopwood vs. State of Texas. The University of Massachusetts Amherst and the University of Virginia have elected to significantly reduce the role of
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