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Fisnik Kastrati
Professor McCormick
Written Argument
December 12th, 2012
Affirmative Action
As unfortunate I am, who fails on dreaming inside the boundaries of reality, I dream that the American nation will one day rise and live it to its creed:” We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” – Martin Luther King Jr. King stated these words, in 1963 in Washington D.C., on his famous speech “I have a Dream.” After experiencing the American nation and having learned about its literature and history, I get the idea that Affirmative Action is still necessary as Americans tend to not show enough equality and diversity. To me, there exists only one definition of affirmative action, which is race and gender neutral against the actual discrimination by privileging the minorities, in order to make up for past injustices. I say this, as most Americans describe affirmative action differently, causing problematic controversy. Americans still lacks on equality and diversity in their universities and workforce, which means that affirmative action is essential for further positive changes towards them. The people of the United States tend to think of that second definition of affirmative action and are rather incorrect. There is no way that diversity and equality are going to cherish in an environment that has controversial definitions that vary from each other. Affirmative action measures are intended to prevent discrimination against employees and students, on a basis of their color, nationality, gender or religion. It is necessary in the US because Americans have insufficient equality and diversity in their society, which is also a reason for people to have different variants of its definition. It brings people from different races and backgrounds together to interact in universities and workplaces. Diversity and equality are values that have been highly honored at the Harvard University, back in 1996, by John Stewart Mills who emphasized the importance of contact among different people. Associate Justice Powell also stated ‘a diversity of opinions, experiences, aspirations, backgrounds, talents and perspectives’ caused college students to feel high intellectual exchanges, exploration and growth. With that said and done, at this level of achievement, the education system should have implemented an affirmative action policy itself, to give such advantages to their students. Based on Patricia Gurin, a psychology professor at College of Michigan, students experience better learning inside a diverse educational atmosphere and therefore are more ready to come into action within our pluralistic, democratic society once they leave college (5). In The USA today, we currently have enough issues with people being apathetic and never involved with society. When students develop in diverse schools, they are able to come into action and assist the democratic society. Affirmative action is essential since it produces diversity in America's colleges. Over time affirmative action can help the city even when you will find a couple of draw backs to affirmative action. Many reason that reverse discrimination becomes effective. Reverse discrimination is referred to as discrimination towards whites. A number of these reverse discrimination cases happen to be introduced to the court, causing more confusion. It is because there's lots of grey within the law regarding this subject. Sometimes courts allow someone to find the minority if they're less qualified, while in some cases they do not take. For instance inside a Top Court decision, it had been permitted for any Michigan school district to layoff non-minority instructors to be able to hire minority instructors with less experience (1). However, very few cases like these occur. The unprivileged have undergone such cases everyday for many years. For that whites or majority to state that certain or two cases really are a substantial amount which justice is offered, where...
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