Affirmative Action: Discriminatory Political Correctness

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Affirmative Action – Discriminatory Political Correctness The heat was sweltering August 28, 1963 and a mass of demonstrators had gathered to protest the racial inequality and discrimination in these United States. Imploringly, a woman called upon a reverend to deliver his dream. The reverend proclaimed with great authority that he had dreamed “…one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.” Two score and fourteen years ago, this marvelous speech was delivered, however, today another racial injustice overshadows this nation – Affirmative Action. Affirmative Action is legalized discrimination that yields little progress for minorities, …show more content…
Undertones of social stigmas attribute ethnic minorities acquiring a position in a college to Affirmative Action; conversely, ethnic majorities in college attribute a loss of admittance to diversity quotas. Ethnic minorities in college are heavily discriminated and the need to “work twice as hard” because other peers won’t accept their presence as legitimate. #BBUM (Being black at the University of Michigan) was trending nationally on Twitter in the US and had garnered much negative attention and comments; students of African descent, constituting approximately four percent of the freshmen class, had complained that they had felt trivialized and treated differently due to their skin color. (Gratz) The backlash against these students may demonstrate the negative association with diversity quotas instilled by Affirmative Action and general public dislike of the concept. Overall, racial relations are deteriorating and Affirmative Action is a contributing factor in this fragmentation of American culture, a culture enriched by immigrants and diversity. Adam Abraham’s An Act of Courage featured Ashley, an African American who graduated high school at 16 and had a GPA of 4.3 as well as a 32 on the ACT. Ashely dreaded subpar days or getting a wrong answer in class – her peers might falsely associate her acceptance due to her skin tone. Ashley didn’t need a diversity quota to get into …show more content…
Resist and repeal or revise Affirmative Action for the benefit of all individuals, not the legislation today that is a discriminating factor used to promote a statistical figure; the United States needs to advance past the racist, bigoted and sexist ideals of Affirmative Action – it is time for a new era where society no longer has to utilize discriminatory practices such as Affirmative Action. For America to heal its racial divides and truly become a place of equal opportunity, Affirmative Action must be struck down so that the nation may find ability, not physical traits, the basis for determining positions in various fields of employment and

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