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Treating people differently because of the color of their skin used to be called discrimination but today its called affirmative action Amselle 177 Affirmative action today is considered to be one of the most controversial dilemma facing our equal status of individual rights As we all know affirmative action was implemented with the idea and hope that America would finally become truly equal So far it has lasted for thirty years and had not solved any of our current problems concerning equal rights it made things worse It was created with the intention of using reverse discrimination to solve the problem of discrimination In that minority groups are being chosen over the qualifications of other workers This intention creates a mainstream of problems Some find it very unfair in using its practices some find it very helpful The portion of the group that stands with affirmative action are usually in a situation in which they actually benefited from it They have their reasons as to why they support the action Based on the general public as to why they acknowledge affirmative action is usually based of the fact that it establishes a situation where equal opportunity is distributed among minorities for jobs Prior to affirmative action city state and government jobs were almost completely closed off to minorities and women In our present day minorities and women have gained a tremendous increase in the application of jobs in those workplaces Unlike the days before affirmative action where job opportunity was mostly given to the Americans now jobs are being given to minorities and women due to the quota system Suppose that a American male and a minority Hispanic Afro-American woman etc are applying for the same job the American male is much more qualified than the minority therefore logically the American should be hired Due to the quota system the company in order to meet that quota must hire the minority Which is for the
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