Affirmative Action - 10

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Affirmative action has been used throughout history to decide whether or not "minority" status American citizens should have a voice. Affirmative action refers to an action or policy favoring those who tend to suffer from discrimination in relation to employment, education etc. This topic has been very controversial in both the past and present. It has been commonly used in the college acceptance process in order to include different cultures and ethnicity's into schools. This process should be used, to a degree, to help minorities make better future for themselves. Affirmative action should be used because it gives people or students a better chance to reach their full potential in career, a higher chance of moving out of poverty, it helps liberate them from oppression and gives them a chance to win the race commonly won by the majority. Affirmative action enables students to reach their full potential in subject areas that they would not normally have been interested in. With affirmative action in place, minorities have a better chance at getting into "Ivy League" schools. While taking into consideration grades, students of all ethnicity's should have the same opportunities at the same careers, but it is not always that easy to decide upon. There are approximately 42 million African Americans in the United States alone. Approximately 2.9 million are enrolled in college. There is a huge gap in the amount of “African Americans going to college and living. Affirmative action makes it easier for African Americans to go to schools besides Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Affirmative action helps African Americans catch up in a race that they have been loosing for over a hundred years. Affirmative action gives people the chance to be rejuvenated and revitalized from the oppression that has been reigning over them. This is a summary of what was said by Tim Wise, author of White Like Me: You must not expect for people who have been at the back of the...
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