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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Affirmative Action Hello Class. Let me start off by saying that I support the Republican Party's ideas and values and I am a proud supporter of George W. bush. Do I have your attention now? good. Founded in 1974, the American Association for Affirmative Action, otherwise known as AAAA is a non profit organization that helps minorities achieve equal opportunity in the work force (www.AffirmativeAction.org). The problem with American today is that we are seen as different people because of our...

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presented with the case of Fischer vs. The University of Texas where Abigail Fisher was suing the University for discrimination in their affirmative action based admissions process. The Supreme Court voted 7-1 and ruled to send the case back to the lower courts for further review and put off making any final decisions to change the U.S. policy on affirmative action, a “longstanding but fragile societal compromise, one that forbids quotas but allows using race as one factor among many in the admissions...

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The term “Affirmative Action” originated from the United States of America to prohibit unfair discrimination against certain groups of people because of non job related characteristics in terms of the Civil Rights Act of 1960 . Canada was not far behind in this movement, “Affirmative Action” was set in place through the “Canadian Employment Equity Act” for the same purpose. After reading through the articles as well as some supplemental material revolving around affirmative action I have concluded...

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In the 196o’s a policy that created jobs, promotions, government contracts, admission to school and other benefits to minority groups and women. This policy was named Affirmative Action. Affirmative action goes back when discrimination was against african americans, native americans, hispanics, and women,so to protect their rights, it was created. The federal government required for both states and local governments to have this programs. The policy also had to be followed by organizations and...

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