Reverse Discrimination And Reverse Discrimination

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Affirmative action is a policy or action that favors those who tend to be discriminated against. It is seen as positive discrimination by some. Others refer to it as reverse discrimination. Reverse discrimination is when people of a majority are discriminated in favor of a disadvantage group or minority (Schindler, 2015). The idea of affirmative action dates all the way back to post Civil War Reconstruction Era. It gives an advantage to newly freed slaves who lacked skills to get a job and live a fulfilled life ("International Index to Black Periodicals", 2005). Today, it is used mainly for jobs and education. Affirmative action is not meant to give opportunity to just minorities, but women as well. The first affirmative action law was…show more content…
The University of Central Oklahoma diversity statement includes that it wants to be a diverse university that allows its students to grow in every aspect. That they do not discriminate based on race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and culture ("UCO: Mission, Vision, & Definition"). I think that all universities across the country use these diversity statements to appeal to all types of minorities. When I applied to colleges I personally did not look at these diversity statements because I knew that where I went would be diverse. If I wanted to go to a school with people that looked just like me I would go to a historical black college but that was not something that I wanted to…show more content…
A lot of what America focuses on as a whole is diversity. To achieve diversity schools are going to have take a student that does not have grades quite as high as other students. It creates academic diversity within the school. Some students are naturally smart and can make great grades without much effort. Where another student would have to study hours upon hour to get a B. They could go to hours of tutoring, study groups and only come out with B. People achieve knowledge at different paces and I think that medical schools embrace that. They do not just take the smartest kid and accept they take the kids that have potential to be great and they grow that potential so that potential grows into

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