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Support for Affirmative Action As you look around college campuses you will see many people of different color and gender What if most schools was dominated by only one color or gender This is what would occur if affirmative action no longer existed Today affirmative action is one of the most controversial issues discussed amongst society Affirmative action helps minorities It also helps all people of different races and women as a whole if used fairly in our society According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary affirmative action is an active effort to improve the employment or educational opportunities of members of minority groups and women There are a number of reasons why I feel affirmative action benefits our society This became such an issue for a few reasons Back then and still today people are by nature prejudiced against those who are different from themselves When slavery was legal it was generally accepted by whites that blacks were not the same kind of human beings It wasnt until 1865 that slavery was abolished Women didnt have the right to vote until 1920 In our countrys history there have been many different cases causing affirmative action to become more of an issue For example in 1986 the Plessy vs Ferguson case ruled to have separate but equal facilities Guernsey 28 In 1954 the Brown vs Board of Education of Topeka Kansas made it illegal to require racial segregation in any school or government-run facility such as beaches and city buses Guernsey 28 According to one of my on-line Internet sources Affirmative Action Works The law of affirmative action has been evolving since the Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964 during John F Kennedys presidency The plans are sometimes court imposed and other times they are adopted on a voluntary basis For the past thirty years I feel affirmative action definitely has been beneficial to our country Minorities and women have come
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