Thursday, August 27, 2009

Affirmative Action

No one should get preferential treatment when it comes to a job, schooling, etc. because of race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation, because that would be discrimination. Instead it should be based on merit, if you can do the job, or if you have the grades.

Another problem with Affirmative Action is that it puts doubt in people’s minds. Did the person get the position because they are qualified for it or because of affirmative action?

Affirmative Action was supposedly set up to right the wrongs of the past. As they say two wrongs do not make a right. But if that is the case the present eventually becomes the past, and those wrongs that are occurring now would have to be made right in the future. Affirmative Action is a discriminatory practice and needs to be ended.

Greg Zotta

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