This paper is about knowing what affirmative action is and why it should not still be allowed in the United States. Affirmative action in theory and in thought is intended to promote the welfare of this country’s minorities by supporting the idea that individuals are equal and should not be judged by race or sex. Therefore, in situations like job and university applications, we should consider minorities to be as feasible a choice for hire as a white male candidate, taking into consideration their background. In short, it tries to give minorities that have been at a disadvantage their whole life, an advantage they have never been open to. All things considered, this does not happen.
The first reason is that affirmative action has mutated into a thirty-year-old policy that places many under qualified minorities in positions over more qualified non-minorities. Preferential treatment of minorities has caused problems not only in the workplace, but also in our universities throughout the country. Our government must acknowledge the fact that affirmative action is not putting an end to discrimination. In all actuality, this plan has succeeded in creating new minorities, and more reasons for discrimination.
The second reason it shouldn’t be allowed is because, it is imperative to abolish the practice of affirmative action that it often initiates problems for the minorities it originally intended to help. This is apparent in the work place as well as in colleges and universities. The first problem affirmative action establishes for minorities is that it places a stigma on groups who benefit from affirmative action, especially those who actually earn their position because they are qualified for it. The third, and perhaps major, reason that affirmative action should be stopped is the issue of reverse discrimination. Affirmative action uses reverse discrimination to solve the problem of discrimination.
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