Affirmative Action : The Unequal Opportunity Race Essay

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“I had no need to apologize that the look-wider, search-more affirmative action that Princeton and Yale practiced had opened doors for me. That was its purpose: to create the conditions whereby students from disadvantaged backgrounds could be brought to the starting line of a race many were unaware was even being run” (Lilley). Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor was one of many that benefitted from affirmative action. She describes life as a race, similar to the video entitled the Unequal Opportunity Race. This video describes why affirmative action is needed in a way that appears to be a simple track race; however, it has a much stronger meaning. Affirmative Action in the job market has been a huge issue, but the problem roots back to events that are continuing to happen as history goes on. The video displays hardships and disadvantages that minorities have to face on their own. It is credible due to the expertise that designed it. There are many images presented in the video that would cause the audience to elicit raw emotion. Also, the video uses the “proof leads to a conclusion” format to make its audience believe its claims. The video was made to stress why Affirmative Action is still needed. My controversy focuses on Affirmative Action in the workplace. More specifically, how it may be more of an issue of race than just policy. Broadly, there are people that feel it has run its course and needs to be abolished and others that feel it is well needed. The video supports…

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