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Affirmative action

What is Affirmative Action? It is something used in the American society to ensure that minorities are given an equal oppurtunity.This sounds like a good idea. WRONG! I personally feel that Affirmative action has made no improvement in our nation, and I feel that it must be stopped. I have 3 areas of analysis to support my conclusions, and they are as follows, affirmative action deprives those within the majority to advance and succeed, it encourages its supposed beneficiaries to rely on the government as a crutch, and it promotes racial stigma.
Myfirst area of analysis is that affirmative action deprives those within the majority to advance and succeed. There are are many cases in which a qualified individual is denied a scholarship, or an employment position simply because of their race, sex, and membership in the majority. I am not stating that minorities are less qualified than the majority, but I am implying that we all should be recognized by our merit not our skin color. Affirmative action was intended to ensure a principle of equality in our society, but instead we are valuing one person over another.
My second area of analysis is that affirmative action encourages its supposed beneficiaries to rely on the government as a crutch. Even if a minority is well qualified they would rather use their racial status, or sex to ensure a job because they feel it will guarantee them success. This places the employer at a disadvantage in deciding his employees for fear of being prosecuted in the court of law acknowledging the merit of a white male over a Hispanic female. More than likely the woman will get the job. However, you will notice that the majority will accept injustice, but the minority will continue to pursue its acknowledgement, and use affirmative action as a crutch.
My third, and final area of analysis is that affirmative action increases racial stigma. As Justin Powell noted “preferential programs may only reinforc…

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