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This paper explains that the intention behind the affirmative action policy was positive in that its goal was to open doors and equalize opportunities between blacks and whites. The author points out the potentials scenario white Americans would face if affirmative action ceases. The paper relates the history of affirmative action and the litigation and trends toward reverse discrimination (Bakke v. California Board of Regents) and recent US Supreme Court rulings upholding affirmative action policies.
From the Paper:"Affirmative Action as a "policy" was introduced in 1965 by then President Lyndon B. Johnson as a method of redressing discrimination that had persisted in spite of civil rights laws and constitutional guarantees. "This is the next and more profound stage of the battle for civil rights," Johnson asserted. "We seek... not just equality as a right and a theory, but equality as a fact and as a result." (Brunner) Given that the 1960's were a period of social unrest, along with attempts at righting perceived long-term wrongs against minorities. The intention behind the Affirmative Action policy was positive in that its goal was to open doors and equalize opportunities between blacks and whites."
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Affirmative Action (2005, December 01) Retrieved December 09, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/argumentative-essay/affirmative-action-83858/
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