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Discrimination is a problem that has lingered throughout society forthe past few decades The government has made incredible strides andattempts to correct the problem through the anti-discriminationlegislation But there lies the problem Most people would say that ofall facets of life college admissions are most affected by the policyof affirmative action College Admissions should be based on what theadmissions board is looking for in a college student not what thegovernment mandates and says should be required As much as it was aneed four five decades ago affirmative action is not necessary itshould be completely abolished in higher educationAt one point in American History affirmative action was a needed and alegitimate policy that was introduced by President Kennedy in 1961Segregation was a problem that had stained and tarnished the reputationof the United States It had left minorities and other people out ofjobs out of certain areas of the town and education There was a lawthat was desperately required in order for people to live peacefullywithout discrimination and segregation At a time when a majority ofAfrican-Americans were being kept out of school and where the southernwere rebelling against this ideology affirmative action wasjustifiable But is it todayMuch of the debate surrounding affirmative action and rightfully sois centered on education Many critics whom at one time also believedthat preferential treatment towards shown to lower the discrimination ofminority groups is something that should be eradicated As statedbefore due to the diminishing of discrimination in American societyaffirmative action is becoming less of a necessity No matter how mucheffort is put in to get rid of discrimination it is something that willalways be an issue regardless of the diminishing ignorance in societythere will always be backwards individuals who are unable to look overtheir own prejudices for the greater goodOne of the major problems with this system is that affirmative actionlowers the standard of accountability for students to push themselvesand perform better If a minority student can get admission into Harvardwith a
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