Chapter 13 Essay

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Affirmative action is a policy that takes in factors such as race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or natural origin in order to benefit an underrepresented group in areas like employment and education and justifies a history of discrimination. Not only is affirmative action a policy in the United States but is also a policy in many foreign countries. It is a policy that goes to show that discrimination should not be tolerated anywhere in the world.

1. In your opinion, has affirmative action achieved its goal? I feel that affirmative action has done what it could for the country. You are never going to be able to completely rid the country of discrimination. Each person will have a bit of discrimination in them. It’s the way humans are made. It did however reduce hate crimes and violent acts against other humans. There will always be people who feel they are discriminated against and I have learned in life that many of those people just have low self-esteem. Employers try to hire a variety of employees to make sure they are not discriminating. I know personally my job there is a vast variety of people.

2. Have affirmative action programs actually resulted in widespread “reverse discrimination”? I feel there is a lot more discrimination coming from the minorities to the Caucasians. Many Hispanics come here to find a better life yet they are mad at us because they get in trouble for being here legally. They are finding it tough to get a job right now. We cannot control that. Many of our own citizens cannot find a job either because of the current economy. No we do not have it as bad as some other countries have it, but do not come into our country and dislike us because you came here. I feel the affirmative action plans have made the minorities feel