Why Is Affirmative Action Important

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Affirmative Action
Affirmative action was enforced to end discrimination in education and employment based on race, gender, and sex. Affirmative action is one of the many important controversies in the United States. The affirmative act was passed during the civil rights movement. “In 1961, President Kennedy was the first to use the term "affirmative action" in an Executive Order that directed government contractors” (Messerli). We always wanted to have equal opportunities for everyone including different sex, race or nationality. Opportunities should be given to those who work hard for them and are qualified under all circumstances. The presence of affirmative action makes Americans certain everyone will be considered equally and given the
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We always dream of the world where there is no unfairness and prejudices and everyone was treated equally. This is the goal of our generation. However, the aim of affirmative action is to take race, ethnicity, or sex into consideration in order to promote equal opportunity and increase ethnic or other forms of diversity. Though we want to see equal opportunities for everyone regardless of sex, or race, or nationality, but unfortunately, this will never happen until colleges and universities keep favoring certain applicants based on their race. Colleges and universities are still using affirmative action while reviewing college applications, and they are currently favoring black and other ethnic nationalities over white or other majority students in their admissions procedures. Many people believe this is not only unfair to mainstream students but is also harmful to the entire black community. If we consider two students for an instance one white and the other black who have gone through the same situations such as growing up together, attending the same schools, pursuing the same extracurricular activities, both being members of the same social clubs. Equal in every way possible way except the results of their graduation, where the white student managed to achieve a better score by working hard. Imagine the disappointment of the white student might feel if the black student was considered for admission to a university based on his racial factors. The Los Angeles Times recently published a devastating case study in the malign effects of academic racial preferences. Kashawn Campbell, a South Central Los Angeles high-school senior black student, in 2012 after his first semester, reports the Times: “[Kashawn] had barely passed an introductory science course. In College Writing 1A, his essays marked with misplaced words and odd phrases were so weak that he would have to take the class again. His

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