Why Is Affirmative Action Unfair

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I understand that affirmative action is in place at universities in order to increase "fairness" and diversity within the school as well as in the future work environment. However, I think that the idea of affirmative action is actually unfair because it's favoring a group of people that have suffered from some type of discrimination instead of focusing on merit and qualifications. Especially within the college admissions process, I think this is the most unfair. Colleges should be primarily be focusing on an applicant's merit and qualifications to get accepted into that school instead of giving someone more leeway and a higher chance of acceptance due to their race and wealth status. Colleges are looking for the brightest and most promising
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