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I think affirmative action is something that is needed It is still needed for the purpose that it would serve as a guarantee that minorities and women would get a job if qualified In tunr giving them a chance to prove that they are just as eligible and deserving of the job as the white male who would have been chosen had affirmative action not been in place It also serves as a compensation to those descendants whose ancestors fought and had to suffer through so much in order to get minorities and women where they are today When affirmative action is used as a way to promote people that arent as qualified as another applicant just to fill the required quota so that it will be governmentally improved then it further shows that it is another form of discrimination and shouldnt be used As well as the fact that getting a job that you earned is undermined because its thought that the only reason you got it is because you are a woman or a minority or in my case both However when the applicants are both equally qualified the minority or woman shouldnt be surpassed just because of their nationality or gender I think it is often forgotten that affirmative action is supposed to be a supplement to getting a job for the minority or woman But a thought is that if its for minorities that in some cases does include the ever majority white male for example at a HBCU The white male would be the minority in a situation like that so he too should be considered when thinking of including the mnioirty
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