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Affirmative Action
An opinion paper against the current policies of affirmative action.
# 49642 | 1,205 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Mar 14, 2004 in African-American Studies (Racism) , Hot Topics (Affirmative Action)

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This paper argues that, whereas affirmative action has partly failed, it has still provided assistance to certain population sectors that need it most. It argues that, rather than eliminate affirmative action, it's better to adapt the policy to reflect change. The paper focuses on how affirmative action affects college applications.

From the Paper:

"Affirmative action is the set of public policies and initiatives designed to help eliminate past and present discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Affirmative action was set into place during the 1960's by President Johnson as a way of redressing discrimination that had persisted in spite of civil rights laws and constitutional guarantees. Focusing in particular on education and jobs, affirmative action policies required that active measures be taken to ensure that blacks and other minorities enjoyed the same opportunities for promotions, salary increases, career advancement, school admissions, scholarships, and financial aid that had been the nearly exclusive province of whites."

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