Affirmative Action

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Affirmative Action is a policy in the United States of America. It is in use to help minorities get equal treatment in admissions policies for big businesses and higher educational programs. In one way or another, this policy affects almost every person in America. It affects people directly, and most commonly, indirectly. When this policy affects people, it usually affects them in a negative way. When Affirmative Action first started, it was a descent policy, but with changes in society, it has become a policy that does more harm than good. Since this is what the policy currently does, Affirmative Action should be out of use for every application it has a function for. So, this policy should be out of every law book in America to eliminate the negative impact that it is causing. Affirmative Action is outdated because it is turning into a reverse discrimination policy. Affirmative Action in the United States is a government program that tries to help overcome the effects of past societal discrimination by allocating jobs and resources to members of specific minority groups (The Columbia 1). The policy was set up to assist every single minority group, which includes women, minority races, handicapped people, and war veterans, especially those of the Vietnam War. Affirmative Action was set up to help these minority groups by giving them strategic advantages when those individuals apply for jobs and higher levels of education. In the Washington Post, it said that, "In its modern form, Affirmative Action can call for an admissions officer faced with two similarly qualified applicants to choose the minority over the white, or for a manager to recruit and hire a qualified woman for a job instead of a man" (Froom... ... middle of paper ... ...ot;Bush Takes Stand Against Affirmative Action." The America's Intelligence Wire 15 Jan. 2003: 1-2. General References Center Gold. Thompson Gale. Davenport University Library. Caro. 2 April 2003 <http://web7.infotrack.galegroup.com>. "Regents of the University of California v. Bakke." The Columbia Encyclopedia 2000: 1-2. General References Center Gold. Thompson Gale. Davenport University Library. Caro. 2 April 2003 <http://web7.infotrack.galegroup.com>. "University of California's Ban on Affirmative Action to be Investigated." Jet 4 Aug. 1997: 1-2. General References Center Gold. Thompson Gale. Davenport University Library. Caro. 2 April 2003 <http://web7.infotrack.galegroup.com>. World Book Encyclopedia 1990: B33. Brown City High School Library. Brown City. 14 April 2003.

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