Affirmative Action

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  • Created on: 07-04-19 22:34
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  • Has affirmative action been good for America?
    • NO
      • It has divided the black community rather than empowered it.
      • Like the racism it sought to end, it itself is a programme based on race.
      • It has led to some resentments and inequalities for the majority community.
      • It lowers aspirations by offering racial preferences.
      • It puts minority students into academic places where they then struggle to compete and succeed.
    • YES
      • It has helped reverse decades of discrimination and righted numerous wrongs.
      • It has given the black American community hope - and education, jobs and housing.
      • There is increasing evidence of minority students at top universities.
      • It has helped to promote community diversity.
      • It has helped promote equality of opportunity and equality of outcome.

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