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Affirmative Action Discriminates Who would have thought that the laws passed by the government to ensure equality and to eliminate discrimination would indeed accomplish the opposite While there are those who are within power and choose to be ignorant by supporting and enforcing this failed concept there are many others who become victims everyday at the hands of discrimination the very problem that affirmative action is supposed to eliminate Affirmative action does not reward those who have the skills the experience or who have worked their way up to a particular job In actuality affirmative action hurts everyone in some form or another First it hurts those who possess the qualifications for a particular job yet are denied a job because of the rules of affirmative action Second it hurts females who do not possess the same qualifications as males yet are still given a job for the simple reason that they are a minority Affirmative action causes certain institutions to lower the standards for a particular position and has therefore committed a disservice towards minorities by giving them a certain status without having to earn it In essence this is called charity Third because affirmative action lowers the standards for a particular position it hurts everyone who relies on certain institutions to provide excellent service or product The idea of affirmative action and the actual use of the policy have become completely contradictory The simple reason why affirmative action was created was to eliminate the discrimination of minorities Unfortunately the topic of affirmative action has become much more complex because certain people especially the government have lost sight of the way discrimination should be handled It seems that the only way the government can eliminate the discrimination of minorities is by giving a free ride to those who are undeserving and by discriminating against the majority instead In the mean time many people specifically white males who have worked their way
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