Affirmative Action and the Judicial System Term Paper by writingsensation

Affirmative Action and the Judicial System
Discusses equal educational opportunity for blacks and the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the United States government.
# 68250 | 1,804 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2005 | US

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Affirmative Action policies were first put into place by the United States government in the 1960s in order to guarantee equal access to jobs, housing, education and other fundamental rights to all American citizens under the law. This paper explores ways in which affirmative action policies, designed to promote equal higher education opportunity for African-Americans in the United States, have been dealt with by the U.S. government, now and in the past. It looks at how this is approached by the executive, judicial and legislative branches of the United States government, respectively.

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"Even today, in courts, in classrooms, in the media, and in other walks of life, Americans remain deeply divided over the use of affirmative action policies in admitting minority and other students protected by affirmative action policies (or not) to colleges and universities. Two recent U.S. Supreme Court cases Gratz v. Bollinger, et al. and Grutter v. Bollinger, et al., both brought by white student applicants who had been denied admission to the University of Michigan, raised the whole question anew."

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