Affirmative Action Is The Act Of The United States Essay

1565 Words Aug 10th, 2016 7 Pages
On June 23rd of 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas At Austin, also known as Fisher II, affirmative action was fair and that Miss Fisher was not cheated out of a spot at UT Austin. Affirmative action is the act of benefiting people of an underprivileged group who presently or historically have known to be victims of inequity or discrimination. In terms of college applications, it means that African Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanics are prioritized over Caucasians and Asians. Miss Fisher claimed that people of color who had less credentials than her got into UT Austin, and that the only difference between her and applicants who got into the college was the color of their skin. She believed it was unfair that she was omitted from the college when people who had the same or fewer credentials than she did got into the college. The verdict against Miss Fisher has caused some controversy in the past month as liberals and conservatives argue as to what is fair. Liberals agree with atoning for discrimination by providing more opportunities to the underprivileged with affirmative action, but conservatives argue that affirmative action is unjust. Although many conservatives feel that affirmative action should not be a factor in college admissions, our nation should compensate for the previous prejudice against minorities because minorities deserve an even playing ground against the many disadvantages that…

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