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  • The Affirmative Action Debate

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    The Affirmative Action Debate   Most Americans desire a colorblind society. A society where individuals are judged upon merit, as opposed to the color of their skin. That is the reason Affirmative Action was birthed by Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. That is also the reason that Proposition 209 was voted for in 1996.  These two historical events are driven by the desire of equality.         What is Affirmative Action?  According to Geraldine Leshin, it is "Taking positive or active steps

  • The Affirmative Action Debate

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    essay, affirmative action in education is defined as: “policies and programs designed to advance equality of educationalopportunity for individuals from groups that have suffered systematic historical discrimination” (Mickelson 29). What is being referred to here is race-based affirmative action, or the act of taking into consideration an applicant’s race in the college admissions process. This is a hot topic all over the United States and has been for quite a while, the debate raging between two

  • Affirmative Action Debate

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    Affirmative Action Debate "A policy designed to redress past discrimination against women and minority groups through measures to improve their economic and educational opportunities." At first glance this definition seems to explain fairly well what affirmative action is and convinces the reader that it is done in good faith to help make up for past discrimination, yet affirmative action is accompanied by many different opinions. This paper will discuss the different viewpoints regarding

  • The Debate Over Affirmative Action

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    The debate over affirmative action is a debate over the conflict of rights. This conflict of rights makes a clear-cut ruling or decision on the subject almost unattainable. However, there can be arguments made both for and against affirmative action. Supporters of affirmative action claim that racism and sexism can only be overcome by taking race and sex into account in finding a solution. They think that giving everyone equal rights is not enough to overcome the burden. Therefore, for everyone

  • Police Officers: Their Work and Actions: Structure Agency Debate

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    In order to understand the attitudes towards police work and the actions of police officers one can make use of the Structure-agency debate which has three distinct perspectives; structure, agency and structuration. This essay shall argue which position is best to apply by drawing on sociological theories and concepts. As stated by Abercrombie (in Van Huyssteen, 2003: 228) the Structure-agency debate refers to “what extent individuals are the product of social structures, and to what extent can they

  • How a Bill Becomes Law

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    The roadmap of how a bill becomes an actual is designed to include considerable opportunity for debate and clarification of its content. There are four primary steps in the process of a bill becoming law; introduction, committee action, debate and signing. (factmonster.com). A bill’s introduction takes place either in the House of Representatives or the Senate, depending on where it originates. Bills that originate in the Executive Branch must also be introduced by a Senator or member of Congress

  • The Fight for Reparations in the Japanese and African American Communities

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    the Japanese and African American communities have followed the same path of legal action, community support, public debate, and political actions helping to open a dialogue regarding reparations in the United States. Japanese Americans filed continuous legal action against the United States Government for reparations plus punitive damages in the form of class action lawsuits. The Japanese Americans class action lawsuits against the United States Government sought reparations for the imprisonment

  • The Debate Concerning the Morning-After Pill

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    1.0 Introduction This essay explores the recent debate surrounding the restrictions placed on the availability of the Plan B One-Step pharmaceutical, which prevents pregnancy after sexual intercourse. Five main questions have been identified to analyze this debate and these five questions are presented in Sections 2.0 through 6.0, respectively. Section 7.0 presents a brief conclusion and References are provided at the end of the document. As background for these analyses, it may be helpful

  • Impact that Television Images have Over Spectators

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    audio (radio), and audio-visual (television) presentation of the same debate we are able to understand the real effects that television has on voters’ decision. The first Kennedy vs. Nixon debate is the perfect example to assess this problem. This debate is one of the best known in history not only because it was the first televised debate, but because of the controversy that created on society. While people who heard the debate on radio assured Nixon victory; people who watched it on television

  • Structure-Agency Debate: The Dirty Work of Democracy by by Antony Atlebeker

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    This essay will be focusing on the structure-agency debate and the application of this debate to the sociological reading The Dirty Work of Democracy: a year on the streets with the SAPS (2005) by Antony Atlebeker. This easy will demonstrate how the structure-agency debate can help explain Captain Louis De Kosters attitudes towards police work and his actions. The argument I will be putting forward is in support of Anthony Giddens’ Structuration Theory (1984). I will prove this argument by referring

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