Race And Action: An Analysis Of Affirmative Action

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In 1961, Affirmative Action was set in place. It was started to help protect minorities, women and now those within the LGBT community. We have had great strides with equality within our country, but there is still a need for this act. According to The Leadership Conference, we still need affirmative action due to the fact “white men make up for 48% of the college-educated workforce but hold over 90% of the top jobs in the news media, 96% of CEO positions, 86% of law firm partnerships, and 85% of tenured college faculty positions” (2001). This helps ensure that all citizens have an equal opportunity at life and are not going to be held back due to their gender, race, or sexual orientation. Within this paper, affirmative action is looked at …show more content…
We need to have it continued but with changes to improve it. One example of this is with college admissions. It has not been decided yet, but the Supreme Court is trying to conclude if affirmative action should be included for higher education. One of the reasons for being against this is stating that African-Americans do not perform well in higher advance school (Farias, 2016). This is stating that they are not able to achieve higher goals for themselves. I do not believe this would be beneficial when most are coming from crime ridden neighborhoods. As Americans, we are telling African-Americans to not even try because they won’t succeed. I do not believe this will help us as a country. Every American has the right to pursue the education and career path that they …show more content…
I believe that Affirmative Action would be able to help with schooling and provide better jobs for people. This gives people the ability to get a better job in order to better support their families. This will also help combat the welfare issues we are facing today and to improve the economy. However, I believe that jobs should have tests for certain positions and to hire those that score the best. This way all of the best candidates, no matter the race, gender, or sexual orientation, could have an equal opportunity in

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