Affirmative Action

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Affirmative Action DENIED. What would your reaction be if your college application was denied and rejected because of an unjust reason such as affirmative action? Picture this: you worked your butt off the entire way through high school and earned a 4.0 in addition to a 1500 on the SAT’s. You would be pretty confident that you wouldn’t have a problem getting into a good college, right? Wrong. The fact of the matter is; is that you might be cheated out of your education by a below average minority that just barely meets the qualifications to get into college in the first place because of the college’s quota that it must meet for minorities. Is that fair? No. Affirmative action is a movement created in 1965 to improve the employment or educational opportunities of members of minority groups and women. Thirty-five years ago it may have been needed, but not any more. A college student stated on the Internet, “Why the h*** should the minorities get better treatment than me? I thought we were all equal! Equal my a**!”(Topic2 2). I’m sure that a lot of students feel the same way. If we all want to be equal, then it needs to be abolished. Affirmative action is bias, unconstitutional, and entirely unfair. In this report, I will tell you why. Wall vt 1: to provide, separate, or surround with or as with a wall. A wall is precisely what is coming of affirmative action, a wall that separates the minorities from the general public. It is basically giving racism a defined line on which to base it. I believe that if we want to end discrimination all together, it needs to start here. Who actually pays the price for affirmative action? “Critics say, that the cost is borne by white males-even those who may be personally inn... ... middle of paper ... ... will drop dramatically if A.A. continues on its warpath. I fully agree with Jessie Pecora in the sense that, “if it were up to me, everything would be done with computers and there wouldn’t even be a little circle next to the options of gender or ethnic background”. There are numerous alternatives, and as I’ve demonstrated, there is no need for affirmative action in our modern world. Bibliography: Woods, Geraldine. Affirmative Action. US: Franklin Watts, 1989. Sobel, Lester, ed. Job Bias. New York, NY: Facts on File, Inc., 1976. Lincoln, Abraham. Gettysburg Address. Gettysburg, PA, 1863. Mirriam-Webster. “wall”(MW Col. Dic.). Springfield, Mass.: Mirriam-Webster, Inc., 1998. Mac, Frank. “Topic 2”. Online. Available: http://www.seark.net/~mishakal/topic2/topic2.html. Bilburn, Fredrick. Minorities. New York, NY: Franklin Watts, 1990.

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