Though it directly uses race and discrimination in order to preference or discard a certain kind of individual, it prevails in giving opportunity to minorities to better themselves. McClain said it well by citing that even though schools or work places may be desegregated, it is not surely synonymous with equal educational opportunity (McClain 191). Due to the fact that some individuals—especially minorities and women—face social stigmatic stereotypes as well as limitations in access to life-bettering opportunities due to coming up in a
People of color are now protected under the law; they are entitled to equal opportunities with the white. On the other hand, there are people who appear to overdo their observance of equality. When they are supposed to disregard color in their selection practices, they tend to place applicants from ethnic minorities in their preferred list, which of course is not fair for the white. Yes, it does bring good results, but it is not ethical. Affirmative action in itself is racist.
Attaining a higher education is the dream of many, but for underrepresented students in the United States, dreaming is only half of the battle to get into many prestigious universities. Most recently, all eyes have been on diversity in college campuses around the United States. The questions about the lack of diversity stem from many factors: not only external but also internal. Although students are motivated, their surroundings are a major factor as to why many don 't get in to schools and in most cases don 't even apply. Similar to the exterior forces that deter underrepresented students to apply and affects their admission is the internal forces they encounter.
Being a minority student applicant would earn more than twice as many points ... ... middle of paper ... ...h, the students are ill-equipped to handle the schools they have been admitted to because they have not had such high standards in high school (Messerli). In other words, those students are not prepared for their classes they will take at the universities and will waste their money. Overall, minorities should not be rewarded to high end universities just because they are a certain race. Affirmative action should be abolished because it is unfair to hardworking students that deserve to get into good universities. This policy leads to reverse discrimination, lowers standards, is unconstitutional, and is stereotypical.
Imagine going through your school years working hard academically in hopes of going to a respectable college and broadening your horizons. Unfortunately, many students in America strive to reach this goal only to be rejected because the university had to meet a racial quota. Every year in America many students are turned down from colleges because the University was required to select a set amount of minorities before them thanks to something knows as affirmative action. On the other hand, you may be a minority who simply can’t earn the feeling of equality because of educational and employed handicaps. Affirmative action in our education system it an unjust practice that we can do without if we can learn to live in a color-blind society.
In most of the nation's colleges and universities, minorities receive priority when colleges look at prospective incoming freshman. The majority of the nation's schools accept minorities before more-qualified whites, hurting both races. The main reason minorities are admitted? It is not due to their SAT scores, their involvement in high school activities, or their grade point averages. They are admitted because of the color of their skin.
It also is demeaning to minorities who want to be judged by their actions, not their skin color. When companies are hiring or promoting, or when a college decides which applicants to accept, many are unable to judge by merit alone. They are required by law to make race a deciding factor in their decisions in order to meet the mandated quotas. Affirmative action is also demeaning to most minorities. It makes them feel as though the government views them as having less ability than others.
With a wide spread problem of diversity and the double standards involved in choosing minority students for college, accepting more African American students does not solve the problem. Affirmative action is not the solution; it is a way of ignoring the problems with America's educational department. The government needs to initiate the improvement of precollege education and eliminate affirmative action.
Affirmative Action gave a boost to minority students based on grades, so it was easier for them to get into harder schools. But over time, this solution turned into a problem, as everyone had already established equal rights. Some whites and asians applied for universities, but were denied because their grades were not up to standards for their racial group. They were, however, enough to meet standards of minority students, so minority students ended up going to the same schools, even though they had lower grades than non-minority students, who were denied. Because non-minority students were denied admission even though they were more qualified to attend the school than minorities, they filed lawsuits, and all of the Affirmative Action cases have got the Supreme Court turned upside down on what decision they should make.
First of all, Affirmative Action discriminates against people who are smarter than most of the applicants, but don't get the job or acceptance to college because there is a quota for the school acceptance that had to be filled with people from other races. Then there is the fact that your acceptance to a job or college depends primarily on your race. That means right when you are born, you could be set back in life just because of the race you were born with. Getting back to trying to abolish prejudice brings up an interesting statement made by Vincent N. Parrillo, who said, "Although