Essay about Affirmative Action

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What can be done about the majority of higher paying jobs going to the white males, and the issue of racial/sexual discrimination in both the workplace and in education? To this, the government already has its so-called solution… affirmative action. Affirmative action forces businesses and colleges to hire a certain number of minorities including women, so as to fill a government assessed quota. The solution is not to get even with the white males by disregarding either their hard work through high school to achieve the grade to get into their desired college or their superiority over a competitor for a job position just because the competitor happens to belong to a minority group.

Affirmative Action was created to make up for past
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All of these affect the moral of the workers and new employee, sewing new seeds of racism, when racism is what Affirmative Action was designed to extinguish. On the other hand, what if the new employee is everything that the employer could want and he just happens to be in a minority group. The other employees do not know this and the cycle repeats itself.

Are three decades of Affirmative Action enough to satisfy the underprivileged who benefit from lowered college requirements and heavily desired jobs that are only looking for minorities to fill slots? It is past time to nullify Affirmative Action. It should be left in the hands of the student to get better grades and earn his right to attend college, not have Uncle Sam provide for him. It is time for the people of minority origin to set goals early, while they are still in high school, just like I have. They will have to make sacrifices to achieve their goals. If they want it bad enough, and put in enough effort, then their goals can become a reality, creating tremendous amounts of self worth knowing that they did it on their own. It is not the government’s responsibility to get people into college or get someone a job. They have to sacrifice and work at it to be successful. The reverse is also true, it is unconstitutional for a college/occupation to exclude a person because of race, creed, color, or nationality, which is exactly what happens when

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