Affirmative Action Argumentative Essay by Champ

Affirmative Action
A critical analysis of the affirmative action policy.
# 98484 | 1,212 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2007 | US


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Description:

This paper takes a look at the policy of affirmative action. According to the paper, affirmative action advocates the preferential hiring of historically under-represented groups, causing some to fear that affirmative action could lead to reverse discrimination and the hiring of unqualified people. The paper goes on to say that these fears largely mischaracterize the spirit of affirmative action. The paper goes on to argue that affirmative action is a sensible policy that can be a boon to civil rights, if implemented properly.

Outline:
Workplaces Can Not Police Themselves
Fears of Unqualified Candidates are Unfounded
It Starts With Education
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"How can we get under-represented groups to the point where they are on equal footing with white males when some of those groups are only half as likely to enroll in college? Until the achievement gap is fixed in American schools, there will continue to be economic and employment disparities that are influenced by race and gender. The National Governors Association believes that the best ways to close the achievement gap are by increasing funding for early childhood education; improving teacher quality; getting historically under-represented groups to start thinking about college earlier; and providing extra help and learning opportunities (Closing the, No Date)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Affirmative Action" (2006). Retrieved Dec. 5, 2006 from the Web site for the U.S. Department of Labor at http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/hiring/affirmativeact.htm.
  • Bergmann, Barbara (1996). "In Defense of Affirmative Action." Retrieved Dec. 5, 2006 from the Web site for the University of California at Santa Barbara at http://aad.english.ucsb.edu/docs/berg.econ.comp.html.
  • "Closing the Achievement Gap" (No Date). Retrieved Dec. 5, 2006 from the Web site for the National Governors Association at http://www.subnet.nga.org/educlear/achievement/.
  • "Equal Pay" (2005). Retrieved Dec. 4, 2006 from the Web site for the Center for Policy Alternatives at http://216.109.125.130/search/cache?p=pay+disparities&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-428&x=wrt&u=www.stateaction.org/publications/agenda/2005/pdf/EqualPay.pdf&w=pay+disparities&d=KyC5b5IFN39S&icp=1&.intl=us.
  • Novoa, Jose (1997). "At Times, the Problem Is Economics, Not Racism." Retrieved Dec. 4, 2006 from the Web site for the University of California at Santa Barbara at http://aad.english.ucsb.edu/docs/Novoa.html.

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