Yes I wrote an amazing essay about this. Look up the Bakke vs. California case.
The answer to that question is "It depends on the situation in which it is applied." Affirmative action worked quite well in bringing about an end to longstanding hiring discrimination. Once companies, police and fire departments are integrated, continuing to apply affirmative action giving preference to minorities becomes discriminatory.
Affirmative action has also brought about integration at formerly lily white universities, law and medical schools. Opponents of affirmative action at their alma mater are frequently the ones who support the recruiting of convicted criminal athletes who can barely write their names (slight hyperbole). They also support preferences for children and grandchildren of alumni. Also, at many if not most state universities preferences are routinely given to children and friends of state legislators who are in a position to influence appropriations for the university. Complaints about these forms of affirmative action or preferences are unusual, but the populace howls about small preferences for inner city minority applicants handicapped by their education in inferior public schools.
How about the non minority... inner city, suburban and rural applicants handicapped by their education in inferior public schools.How about that...
Affirmitive action is reverse discrimination due to the fact it does not base being hired upon who is best for the job but by what sex or race you are. If a company does not have X number of women or X race they can not hire a cuacuasion male no matter if they are the best for the job or not, they have to hire a minority.
Part of why some companies do not have the best working for them.
For instance, firefighters, would be required to hire a female, even if she is not the best qualified for the position, mentally or physcially... who do you want to carry your child down a ladder, the lady who barely was able to lift the minimium or the guy they didnt hire who could lift 2 times as much as she could..
now of course if the lady was best qualified, sure hire her..
there were already discrimination laws before affirmative action.. affirmative action was just like many dumb laws, it is like the hate crime laws, hate is not a crime, when you take action and harm someone.. that is crime and is punishable.
by Anish Patel 6 years ago
‘Reverse Racism’ - Is there such a thing?If you are White, have you ever felt discriminated against by a person of another race or a person belonging to a ‘minority’ group.
by Grace Marguerite Williams 2 years ago
What is YOUR assessment of Affirmative Action? Do you believe that there should be noAffirmative Action as there are unprecedented educational, housing, & socioeconomic opportunities as never before for Blacks? Or do you believe that there should always be Affirmative Action as...
by janesix 3 years ago
"The complaint, filed by a coalition of 64 organizations, says the university has set quotas to keep the numbers of Asian-American students significantly lower than the quality of their applications merits. It cites third-party academic research on the SAT exam showing that Asian-Americans...
by Brian L. Powell 6 years ago
Should unattractive people qualify for affirmative action?This is the subject of a news article I am watching about how unattractive people are discriminated against in the work place. Someone is seriously discussing this issue and pushing for government involvement. The person pushing...
by lady_love158 6 years ago
http://pajamasmedia.com/tatler/2011/08/ … ve-action/One economist in a NYT article thinks so! What does this say about the NYT, liberals, and their crazy ideas? Theres just no end to what these people think government should do!
by preacherdon 6 years ago
Is affirmative action still necessary? It is argued that affirmative action is no longer necessary. Those who are against it say that such regualtions are the reasons employers take their jobs oversseas. Though you can't legislate morality, I think that affirmative action is still necessary because...
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