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Affirmative action in essence means giving preferential treatment to diverse groups in society either for academic or employment purposes. These policies are targeted to combat discrimination that has plagued American societies for centuries. Without a doubt, America is referred as a “melting pot” as many individuals come from diverse backgrounds. While affirmative action is a bold attempt to atone the sins of past decades, affirmative action needs to be eliminated since it leads to preferential treatment, lowers standards for performance, and leads to reverse discrimination.
The author argues that affirmative action insist that diversity in college will produce a more nurturing environment. Although that may be true to a certain degree, it does not diminish the fact that a diverse classroom is derived from different opinions, not necessarily from a race context. It is wrong to assume that diverse classroom will promote more ideas since race has little to do with innovation. Some students that are not admitted based upon a merit status struggle to excel in their posts. For instance, an individual who gets accepted to systems analyst position at IBM, will continue to struggle if he does not understand the basics of management information systems. If that particular individual is not capable of handling the complicated tasks expected from him, then clearly he should not have been employed. The worst part is the fact that it has divided the country deeply in the issue as the flaws of this legislation are so deep that it gives an advantage to minorities. The whole notion of reverse discrimination is a huge flaw in the author’s logic because the author insists it opens new doors for opportunities. However, the author fails to address that it leads to preferential treatment. Imagine a scenario in which a Caucasian and a minority both apply for a high-qualification job. For the sake of the
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