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Although a concrete definition of affirmative action should be easily found research results turn up definitions with biased views included One of the most objective definitions comes from The Human Rights Resource Center The use of racial ethnic or linguistic preferences in recruitment to jobs hiring admissions and contracting On the surface affirmative action sounds like a great plan until it is recognized that by enforcing affirmative action you are then discriminating against a majority which is certainly not fair As it applies to young adults affirmative action may likely play a vital role in the direction of their life after high school Many colleges less and less by the day use affirmative action to decide which students will receive admission into their university Some white students will be rejected from college this year not because they are unqualified but because they are simply white In Affirmative Action A Review of Psychological and Behavioral Research it is found that Majority members typically view women and minorities selected through AAPs affirmative action programs to be less competent than those selected without affirmative action Affirmative action causes majority non-targeted groups to have derogatory feelings towards those who only receive their position job related or college admissions related because of affirmative action programs It is not fair for an unqualified person to be a superior to a qualified person and society should not accept this dogma Minority groups continue to claim that affirmative action achieves diversity AAPs are generally not wanted by the public and yet they have become so prominent in society They only thing that AAPs have ever truly achieved is to create complete discord among racial and gender specific groups The programs antagonize targeted persons that in turn make them turn against the program that got them their position in the start To counteract the nations poor history with racial relations the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was created to afford equal opportunity and rights
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