So what is exactly the affirmative action? It is a practice of improving the educational and job opportunities of member of groups that have not been treated fairly in the past because of their race, sex, and nationality. Many people argue that there is no more discrimination in the United States of America, such as we have an African American president, all races have equal opportunity to attend college, attain a work and so on. However, no one can forget the past especially when every ethnic group has a history of suffering and now it can be seen statistically based on collegiate attendance and income levels basis. Nevertheless, the new president is only a small step forward in to the future because many women and minorities are still not considered equal in the society.
Social inequality, an issue that has been debated many times throughout the years, has discrimination, racism and sexism. Since people have to deal with this every day, social inequality seems like it will never disappear. However, society believes that their answer to solving this problem has been created, which is Affirmative Action. The purpose of affirmative action is to acquire more diversity and to control the basis of racism in America. This idea is to represent equality for women and minorities who work and are attending universities.
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This sounds like the ideal situation- both fair and ethical. However, our nation has often ignored these moral teachings of justice and evenhandedness in an effort to give more "equality" to the American population. A program known as Affirmative Action was introduced in 1965 by the federal government under Lyndon B. Johnson and was thought to be a great idea in order to bring more diversity and equal opportunity to the many different races, ethical groups, and certain minorities (Affirmative Action 1980). However, the intentions affirmative action provides have only discriminated members of society further, and segregated individuals in this land of equality. Affirmative action can be described as a "program for giving preference to individual applicants for positions in educational institutions, or in employment, based on that person's membership in a previously discriminated-against racial, ethnic, or gender minority" (Affirmative Action vs.