Benefits of Affirmative Action Term Paper by Nicky

A brief discussion on the benefits of affirmative action.
# 146194 | 781 words | 3 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Dec 21, 2010 in Hot Topics (Affirmative Action)

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The paper defines affirmative action and discusses the benefits these program provide to American society. The paper points out that affirmative action policies do not just benefit African-Americans. The paper provides statistics that highlight the many beneficiaries of these policies and concludes that affirmative action has aided those who traditionally would have had nowhere to turn for accessing equal opportunity.

Benefits of Affirmative Action
Not a Black-White Issue
Summary and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Affirmative Action tends to be viewed on a consistent basis as a Black-White issue and this is stated to be due to the "power of racial stereotypes, especially those promoted by the media" (African American Policy Forum, 2009). The truth is that Affirmative Action benefits many individuals in the United States and as examples the following are stated: (1) Arab Americans benefit from affirmative action programs as follows: (a) Arab American students are actively recruited by many universities; (b) university scholarship and financial aid programs are tailored for Arab American students; (c) Publicly funded English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs for Arab American students help both the Arab American community and the Michigan community at large."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Focus on Affirmative Action (2009) The African American Policy Forum. Online available at:
  • How Affirmative Action benefits American (2006) Affirmative Action American Psychological association. Online available at:
  • Pearlman, M.W. and Daniels, G. (nd) Affirmative Action Benefits all of Society. Online available at:

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