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Philosophy - Preferential TreatmentThe Errs of DworkinFor many years preferential treatment has been used to try to make up forpast wrong-doings to minorities There have been many cases tried overracial discrimination with verdicts of both innocent and guilty RonaldDworkin attempts to argue that preferential treatment is socially usefuland at the same time does not violate peoples rights This is wrong formany reasons here I shall illustrate how preferential treatment hindersracial equality violates peoples rights and can lead to a lower opiniontoward a particular race Dworkin believes that continuing preferential treatment will decreaseracial consciousness and the importance of race This is the totalopposite of what truly happens If a person were to consider Americaspast as an example he would see how racially diverse people were Nowlook around Just walking across any given area groups of people of thesame race are seen walking together Most people do not notice this butvery rarely are groups of ethnically diverse people seen Although thereare no longer any laws stating that there must be a separation betweendifferent races people still practice it unconsciously Dworkin statesthat the long-term goal of preferential treatment is to reduce the degreeto which American society is overall a racially conscious society 294Preferential treatment does nothing of the sort It was used widely in thepast and still exists in some areas today It has not reduced racialconsciousness but increased it by making people think more about how manyspaces are reserved for their particular race Instead people shouldthink of what their chances are of getting something on account of theirpersonal knowledge over someone else s not even considering their race asa factor This is evident in a blacks point of view of getting into themedical school of the University of California at Davis Sixteen placesare set aside just for blacks and other minorities no matter how low theirtest scores are That way minorities dont even have to worry aboutcompeting with whites for a position This does not in any
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