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Affirmitive Action

Affirmative Action began in an era when minorities were highly under represented in universities and employment. Unless one was racist, most agree with the need of affirmative action in college admissions and in the workplace. With so much of America's work force made from inter-raced schools now, some may question whether racism really is the problem anymore, and many college students might answer yes. We see it on college campuses today, and we are not sure why this is. Prejudices, self-segregation, political correctness, reverse discrimination, and ignorance all are put into a group of opinions surrounding affirmative action and racial issues today.
One may feel that affirmative action in universities is the answer to the end of racism and inequality. If more black students get into good colleges, more of them will go on to even out the uneven numbers in the work force. Barbara Ehrenreich believes when we see ninety percent of leadership roles in the business world held by white men, we begin to doubt other's exist in that field. With so many minorities in low roles, people begin to believe the white man is best for the top jobs (Ehrenriech 114). But with positive affirmative action laws at work, people should begin to recognize that minorities are just as good or better in the typical white man's job. Ehrenreich also believes affirmative action should guarantee that the best person no matter the race gets the job or gets into the school until it is all evened out (Ehrenriech 114). When blacks read false statistics about their failing race in articles sometimes it builds anger toward whites. The media shows that they are still not going to overcome the white man at the rate they are going.
Affirmative action might not create racial unity even if we do reach an equal world we dream of though. The evidence is on the college campuses today. Though numbers are not near equal, minorities are a big part of university…

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