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Running head Abolish Affirmative Action Affirmative Action Should Be Abolished Abstract The term affirmative action encompasses a range of measures aimed at compensating for past discrimination by increasing the chances that minorities or women will be chosen for jobs promotions admissions or contracts The 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits workplace discrimination on the bases of race color religion sex or national origin That law also states it should not be interpreted to require any employer to grant preferential treatment to any individual or to any group Mishkind 1996 p108 States that the only form of discrimination left is the kind that operates against white males There in the name of redressing ancient wrongs white males are routinely shoved aside to make room for less qualified women and minorities All forms of discrimination must stop By abolishing affirmative action the majority of discrimination will be gone The original affirmative action document was developed in 1963 by a young black lawyer named Hobart Taylor Jr and two future Supreme Court Justices Arthur Goldberg and Abe Fortas The document was titled Executive Order 10925 Since 1963 many changes have developed what is currently known as but not loved affirmative action People realized in 1963 that this document was unjust and protested to no avail Now 34 years later the protesting continues but the problem still grows Affirmative action successfully limits a companies size negatively affects the groups of people it was created to help and discriminates against other groups of people Large companies struggle to maintain affirmative
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