Argues that people should not rely on the reverse discrimination policy of affirmative action to get them what they want in life.
# 92729 | 774 words | 2 sources | APA | 2007 |
Published on Feb 27, 2007 in English (Argument) , African-American Studies (Racism) , African-American Studies (Civil Rights) , Hot Topics (Affirmative Action)
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This paper argues that affirmative action is not a panacea for society's problems and injustices; it is a legal strategy to level the playing fields of academic and professional development. Laws alone cannot propel people into the lives they want; there must be the compliment of passion and commitment to overcome all obstacles in the pursuit of a personal goal. The paper argues that affirmative action does get minorities opportunities they would not otherwise have, yet ultimately the responsibility of achievement rests not with the government but with the individual.
From the Paper:"We live in a very competitive, very volatile global arena today and those that take the affirmation to make themselves more relevant and stronger in it will have the best assurance against discrimination: knowledge and a passion to apply it. Yet Affirmative Action seeks to control the circumstances of people's lives so they don't have to find that passion, and that is just wrong. Instead of making a persons' life easy, they should make the person stronger to overcome obstacles."
Sample of Sources Used:
- BalancedPolitics.org (2006) - Pros and Cons of the Affirmative Action laws. Accessed from the Internet on October 24, 2006: http://www.balancedpolitics.org/affirmative_action.htm
- EdTrust (2006) - The Promise Abandoned: How Policy Choices and Institutional Practices Restrict College Opportunities. A Report By the Education Trust August 2006 Accessed on October 24, 2006 from: http://www2.edtrust.org/NR/rdonlyres/B6772F1A-116D-4827-A326-F8CFAD33975A/0/PromiseAbandonedHigherEd.pdf
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