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The Process of Discrimination: Affirmative Action

Politics is assuming command of the American economy in the form of pervasive "equal opportunity" enforcement. In today's society, everyone is supposed to be equal and have equal rights, but in employment, there is more discrimination than ever. American citizens need to do away with affirmative action so that America's job opportunities can once again be based on merit, not skin color or ethnicity. Laws have been passed, quotas have been established, and seemingly, everything has been done to prevent discrimination, but rather than ending discrimination, these new laws and quotas have begun to discriminate against a new group of people-the qualified white male. America is known as the land of opportunity. The general theory is that if you work hard enough and you are the most qualified person to receive a job, you get it, but that is no longer the case. Now, in order to be employed, qualifications do not always matter as much as the color of a person's skin or his ethnicity.

In dealing with this subject, the first question that is always asked is, "What is wrong with quotas? What is wrong with companies hiring a variety of blacks, Hispanics, women, and white males?" The problem is not with hiring a variety of people from different ethnic groups. The problem begins when the person who is best qualified for a job, loses the position to someone less qualified. More and more, white males are having problems finding jobs because they are not black or Hispanic or do not have breasts. Affirmative action, which is action in the form of quotas and special treatment for "protected classes", has resulted in a politicized hiring process in which white males are openly discriminated against. A 1984 poll found that one in every ten white males lost a promotion because of quotas. They have become invisible victims because the idea of merit hiring has been subverted by politicized hiring, and that has left the white males no way to defend themselv...

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