Affirmative Action Is An End Discrimination Essay

1114 Words Nov 17th, 2015 5 Pages
Affirmative Action is Discrimination

Affirmative action is a plan designed to end discrimination by guaranteeing

minorities will be hired, regardless of race or gender. While our country hires

such groups based upon these guarantees, the qualifications of such people are

occasionally overlooked. Many believe that affirmative action is a very

effective plan; however, the population which opposes such action frequently

includes people of various minorities, as well as many others who have been

wronged by this plan In several cases, this plan causes minorities to be

perceived as being under-qualified when hired; in addition, it also causes a new

minority, the white male. Our government must acknowledge the fact that

affirmative action is not putting an end to discrimination; in all actuality,

this plan has succeeded in creating new minorities, and more reasons for

discrimination. Affirmative action frequently causes qualified employees to be

looked down upon because some believe them to be "affirmative action hires".

Two of my female relatives are currently on the police force; as a result, I

have encountered many discriminatory comments pertaining to their positions.

The first remark I usually receive suggests that they were hired for their

position solely based on gender. Another comment which I usually receive is,

"Well, being a woman probably didn 't hurt their resume." Both of my relatives

are very good at their jobs; one was…

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