The Core Democratic Values of Justice

            

             I believe that affirmative action should not be allowed or encouraged to.

             I feel that the affirmative action legislation shows.

             favoritism toward minorities, which is not based on their own abilities, but by their.

             nationality or race. I also feel that affirmative action is no longer needs to be.

             considered in employment, education, and contracting decisions. Women and.

             minority groups today have the same abilities and talents as white men do, and.

             they should not be accommodated based on past discrimination of their particular.

             minority.

             Throughout the 1960s and 1970s deeply rooted racism and segregation was.

             widespread and many civil rights activists took charge. The civil rights movement.

             soon took effect, and with the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 affirmative.

             action was created to help cure past discrimination and end segregation. .

             When affirmative action was established decades ago to increase the.

             number of minorities enrolled in higher education, it was a time of political.

             turmoil, in the midst of the civil rights movement. At that time, it was a set of.

             training wheels our nation needed to travel the road to equal opportunity among.

             races (Beerbower, Tabatha). Now affirmative action is being questioned and.

             many believe that it is no longer a productive policy. "Affirmative action in its.

             current form is racist, demeaning, and repugnant to the most fundamental tenets of.

             democracy”(qtd. Kirsanow, Peter). Affirmative action decisions are generally not.

             supposed to give any preference to unqualified candidates. And they are not.

             supposed to harm anyone through "reverse discrimination,” but they in fact do.

             violate the outlines of the legislation(Froomkin,Dan). Affirmative action promotes.

             the hiring of less skilled workers. It sometimes forces employers to choose the.

             best of the minority workers they can find, regardless of whether they have the.

             required job skills. Affirmative action also causes reverse discrimination.

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