Why We Still Need Affirmitive Action

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Why we still need affirmative action Because of the complex nature of the discussion on affirmative action and the controversies and the emotion surrounding it, it is imperative to first recap on the causes of race and inequality in the United States of America. The policies on affirmative action were proposed as a fractional remedy for the socio-economic impacts of past and present disadvantage faced by certain groups in the population, especially with regard to biases on gender and race. Such disadvantages ought to be addressed, in a society that has built its international pedestal on justice and equality, for proportionality to be existent within its borders. This needs demonstration that the sharing of certain advantages in the United States is not consistent with the principles underlying just distribution( Anderson, 2004). It often seems that such determination depends greatly on divergent views on principles that build occurrence of justice and less about the etiology of the inequalities. Those who advocate for affirmative action are considered to champion for equality of outcome whereas those who disfavor this policy are deemed as supporting equality of opportunity. The latter, argued further, is seen to translate into discrimination within the private enterprise in the atmosphere of a free market society(Crosby, 2000). Nonetheless, the impact of the divergent views on the debate on affirmative action is much less than assumed. First, it is important to acknowledge

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