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Affirmative action

Affirmative Action:Mend it or End it
The act of hiring minority groups in order to “balance out” the employment pool and therefore end discrimination in the workplace is called affirmative action.Many businesses and college campuses today use affirmative action to hire or accept new recruits based on affirmative action laws.These laws cause people from the majority to lose to women and minority races, regardless of qualifications.This form of reverse discrimination that makes distinctions based on race or gender is not beneficial to American society whether it is constituted through a government law, program, or policy.
Affirmative action contradicts the policies it supports.This means that “the solution to the problem of racism and discrimination that affirmative action employs is more discrimination” (Prism 1).Instead of curing racism in America, affirmative action promotes reverse discrimination by allowing minorities to feel as if they need standards to be lowered for them in order for opportunities to become available to them.The law is understated with the notion that “women are inherently weaker and less intelligent than white males because standards are lowered and special compromises need to be made for them” (Prism 2).Minority groups begin to wonder if they received jobs or college acceptances based on merit or simply because of affirmative action.
Discrimination was and still is harmful to America.Discrimination is “the act of making a difference in treatment on a basis other than individual merit” (Scott 1).When affirmative action law is used in order to employ or accept minorities, it depletes its original purpose.During the civil rights movement in the 1960’s, the government accepted the fact that blacks, women, and other minority races were being discriminated against.
This inspired “the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which made it unlawful for an employer to discriminate on the basis of race…

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