The need for affirmative action By Amber jordan s mcdonald

Forms of affirmative action was been around since the emancipation of slaves back in 1863. It help freed slaves find work and education that typically would not be handed to them naturally.

Affirmative action is defined as a policy that tends to favor those who have suffered from discrimination, especially in relation the education and work.

Was the outcome of the Civil rights movement of 1960s
After the case of Brown vs Board of Education and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, African American lives were suppose to improve for the better. However in 1965, out of the whole country, only 5% of African Americans were accepted into schools. FIVE PERCENT... out of the WHOLE country. Present Lyndon Johnson then made affirmative action official is increase diversity.

Sooo Whats the big deal?

It is more than just an admissions policy! Affirmative action reaches out the students who have been underrepresented and urge them to reply. They offer financial aid and also programs to maintain peoples academic success.
Generally, individuals with higher socioeconomic status have more opportunities than those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. Supporters believe that certain racial or ethnic groups are disadvantaged because they are frequently in lower income brackets and consequently are not exposed to the same resources as students from higher socioeconomic classes.
After the court case, Fisher vs the University of Texas, studies after studies have been done that shows that white women benefit from affirmative action just as much or even MORE than men and women of color! Yet, most white women don't support affirmative action even though it benefits them... interesting to know.

In All...

There shouldn't be any rush to end affirmative action any time soon. helping create diversity everywhere is one step close to getting the nation closer. I do believe in affirmative action and I believe people who have worked hard should get what they deserve. Affirmative action helps people who are deserving and hard working reach their goals and ultimately, their American Dream
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