After almost a half century, American higher education’s use of racial preferences in admissions to selective colleges may well be coming to an end.2 Race-based affirmative action, which was always meant to be temporary, has come under tremendous political and legal pressure in recent years. Seven states, with more than one-quarter of American high school students, have abandoned racial and ethnic preferences at state universities as a result of voter referendum, executive order, or legislative action. And, in a new legal challenge, Fisher v. University of Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court may very well curtail, or even eliminate, the ability of both public and private colleges and universities to employ racial and ethnic preferences in admissions. The good news for people concerned about racial and economic justice is that, in those states which have banned racial affirmative action, legislators and university officials have not given up on pursuing diversity. To the contrary, as this report outlines, they have invented new systems of affirmative action that in many respects are superior to the ones being replaced as they are attentive to both economic and racial diversity. Producing racial and ethnic diversity without using the criteria of race is hard work and far less “efficient” than simply providing an admissions preference based on skin color. Constructing race-neutral alternatives requires universities to take a number of steps that advocates of social equality have long championed, but that universities, fixated on prestige and rankings in U.S News & World Report, are not eager to pursue. Where
Affirmative action is a policy or a program that seeks to redress past discrimination of minorities through active measures in order to ensure equal opportunity, as in education and employment. In other words, it is policy that was established to hopefully eliminate racial preference and equalize the United States. The fight against discrimination has been a long lasting one that started with the case of Plessy vs. Ferguson, which ended in the desegregation of all schools (Ficker). Affirmative action…
Debate 3 Affirmative Action Programs
Affirmative action is a federal program that began in 1964 as a plan to “equalize the educational, employment and contracting opportunities for minorities and women”. Since the beginning of “Affirmative Action” programs many have argued over the fairness and the unfairness of such programs. In debate 3 Carl Cohen argues that “affirmative action programs are unfair discrimination while Luke Charles Harris believes that affirmative action programs are a necessary…
1. Describe the history of Affirmative Action in America and does it result in unfair and immoral hiring practices?
2. When a government executes a citizen, the Death Penalty, is it acting as a sole moral agent or does it act on behalf of its citizenry and is its conduct moral?
3. If abortion is either moral or immoral, does that mean that the decision to abort is a purely subjective or objective?
4. Is the legalization of drugs moral or immoral and why did the states criminalize drug…
For Affirmative Action
Affirmative action, is the action of allowing students based on race or ethnicity into a college with or without any academic excellence. People who are against this believe that people who are going into college should be above a standard and the race or ethnicity doesn’t matter, but it does. The ethnicity an individual represents them in the way they speak, and the way they were taught. Often times a person will lack in an area of education that can be traced to a problem…
Affirmative action is an unnecessary and harmful practice. Although its main intent is to be an acceptable form of compensation for historical disadvantage, minorities will benefit more from having an equal chance as the majority.
If we break down the previous paragraph further, acceptable does not define as fair. Rather, it means effective, compensation is to make up for. Historical disadvantage…
An Affirmative Action is a policy or program that guarantees equal education and employment opportunities amongst all people. It was set in to plan to, over time, get rid of discrimination, which could be considered race, gender, and ethnical profiling. Affirmative Action programs take in account that in previous times many groups of many have been discriminated against, and this plan gives them their opportunities back.
Fisher v. University of Texas is an United States Supreme…
then, I will be giving you the reasons why Diversity is important to companies, and the factors that are related to the different tasks companies run into when they are lacking diversity in the group. I will also compare the differences between Affirmative Action programs and Diversity management programs and how each one handles different situations. I will be wrapping up the paper with companies that are well known for their ability in having a diverse work force and my own thoughts on this topic.…
World Regions in Global Context
Fall 2012 Syllabus
Professor Kris Olds
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Affirmative Action (Positive) Position Paper
Affirmative Action (Positive) Position
Debating affirmative action policies requires that the relevant facts surrounding the policy and its underlying premise, be agreed upon. One of the main reasons it is difficult to defend is because it is not fully understood. The true purpose of affirmative action is to remove barriers or discrimination from the hiring and/or admitting process and is not to create quotas or require a specific amount…
Issues: Affirmative Action Study
Affirmative action policies give preference to historically underprivileged minorities during hiring and university admissions. Although affirmative action is closely associated with minorities they also affect women and people with disabilities. Many argue whether these policies are ethical or unethical. Its mere existence is admission to the fact that some races are still not equal and these policies are a necessary evil. Some believe that Affirmative Action causes…