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 Abstract What is affirmative action? Affirmative action is an action or policy favoring those who tend to suffer from discrimination, esp. in relation to employment or education; positive discrimination. In the 1940s: President Roosevelt signed an order making discrimination illegal in defense contracting. 1954: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that "separate but equal" facilities on the basis of race were unconstitutionally discriminatory. The Act of 1964: Congress...

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RESEARCH PAPER AFFIRMATIVE ACTION INTRODUCTION Affirmative Action is an employment legislation protection system that is intended to address the systemized discrimination faced by women and minorities. It achieves this by enforcing diversity through operational intrusions into recruitment, selection, and other personnel functions and practices in America. Originally, Affirmative Action arose because of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s desire to integrate society on educational...

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Affirmative Action the good, the bad and the ugly Dawn Fletcher-Adams University of Louisville Soc 210-01 Race in the United States America is called “the land of opportunity” however, most of the countries citizens are not able to enjoy the benefits that the title provides. Being able to accomplish scholastic goals, attend a four-year college, and to have an influential career, are not obtainable for many, even though they work hard. Our nation has long been plagued by an ugly occurrence...

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Affirmative Action As a college student, I am very familiar with the grueling process of filling out countless college applications, writing essay after essay, and checking an assortment of boxes asking you questions such as your parent’s income and your race. I have found myself pondering why college admissions factor so much weight on race or ethnicity and whether or not it is fair. It is more than apparent that as our nation grows it has increasingly become a multiracial, multiethnic society...

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in pursuing my college career at The University of Texas, I wouldn’t want the color of my skin or my ethnicity to be the reason for my admission or refusal. Affirmative action created a form of discrimination against a race that wasn’t used to being discriminated and Hopwood v. Texas opened the door for the abolishment of the affirmative action policy. In 1978, the case of Bakke v. Regents of the University of California ruled that “universities may consider race in admissions, to maintain diverse...

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in Race and Ethnicity, 7th edition (Dubuque, IA: McGraw-Hill, 2009). “Issue #19: Is Affirmative Action Necessary to Achieve Racial Equality in the United States?” Affirmative action is an active effort to improve the employment or educational opportunities of member of minority groups and woman; also noted as an effort to promote the rights or progress of other disadvantaged persons. Affirmative action arose in 1964 as a way to fix the racial discrimination and to promote the rights that...

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Affirmative Action Affirmative action has increased the number of minorities in workplaces and in universities. It has helped and hurt people since it was put into effect on March 6th, 1961. The Catholic Church has weighed in its opinion on affirmative action also. Affirmative action has given minorities more opportunities than they would’ve had before. From 1990 to 2006, the number of minorities that received a masters’ degree increased roughly 65%. Part of this can be attributed to affirmative...

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Damon Stevenson ENG 101 Spangler 02 May 2013 Affirmative Action Imagine for a second that its 2013 in the United States of America and you’ve been stripped of your current identity. Picture that in this day of age we still lived in a time where discrimination and inequality was a society norm and that you were thrust into a world that played on your vulnerabilities and crushed your dreams. For a moment we’d have to consider that people’s civil rights are being violated and that the poor...

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Affirmative Action: Fisher v The University of Texas Affirmative Action. For many Texas high school students, these two words haunt them. Their future, or at least their future at the University of Texas, depends on these words. For Abigail Noel Fisher, a 2008 graduate from Sugar Land, Texas, affirmative action and its race bias policies allegedly ruined her chances of getting into this prestigious state university. Fisher argues that race should not be a factor in college admissions processes...

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Gabriella Arreola United States Government – 2305 Dr. Nancy Hart 6 October 2014 Essay Set II – Affirmative Action The Supreme Courts have recently decided to allow states to abolish affirmative action in college admissions if state voters say so. Instead of getting rid of affirmative action altogether, the court decided to let state voters control what will happen. Affirmative action in evaluating college applicants has supporters and opponents on both sides of the political spectrum, but generally...

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