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Affirmative Action Affirmative Action efforts were started in 1964 to end the long history of overlooking qualified people of color and women from higher education Affirmative Action sets standards for a business or office of admissions so that a white man does not have the upper-hand over an equally or greater educated minority The initial way the government tried to justify Affirmative Action was to develop a human resource approach first identifying the problem which is racism then establishing the solutionPhillips 67 The intent of Affirmative Action helps cut down discrimination in the work place and in schools despite the fact that some believe that affirmative action is a form of reverse discrimination In contrast the first goal of Affirmative Action was to help people who were poor or badly educated elevating them to positions for which they were not objectively qualified Buckley 95 Cousens author of Public Civil Rights Agencies and Fair Employment indicates that the Affirmative Action techniques have the advantage of not only persuading employers not to discriminate when hiring or accepting but to expand employment and educational opportunities for minority groups 22 Therefore Affirmative Action is legitimate because it does reduce discrimination in the work place and related areas such as University acceptance of college students In the end it should in no way be abolished However Affirmative action is highly controversial Right now Proposition 209 in California which bans all programs involving race and sex preferences run by the state has passed but it will not be put into total action due to some questions of constitutionality Ayres 34 The law will start slowly first ending Affirmative Action in the schools of California leading up to the abolishment of Affirmative Action all together An argument was declared by Mark Rosenbaum of the Southern California Branch of the American Civil Liberties Union Proposition 209 should be declared unconstitutional because it singles out women
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