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Our nation the United States of America is supposedly the land of opportunity where all men are created equal In this nation of equality citizens and soon to be naturalized citizens are trying to gain a better life A better life is comprised of necessities and luxuries alike and also should contain a life with freedoms and justices The United States Constitution grants every citizen the freedom of religion press so on and so forth Yes equality is the key to our world being a better place The problem with our society is dejure by law every human is equal and should be treated as equals but our society is defacto in actuality still discriminating and segregating minorities and women Affirmative action appears just and right and calls for minorities and women to be given special consideration in employment education and contracting decisions1 Affirmative action certainly gives minorities and women an advantage which does seem unfair and unequal but this advantage offsets societies discrimination because of race sex creed andor national origin For much of this century women and ethnic minorities have confronted legal and social exclusion2 Discrimination and exclusion is common in our everyday circumstances but affirmative action combats this with inclusion Affirmative action does destroy the notion of a color blind society3 The statue of a woman holding scales and the US Constitution which is in front of many US courtrooms is blindfolded to symbolize this notion Justice is intended to be blind to everyones race sex creed and sexual orientation This means that these characteristics should not be taken into consideration when hiring for a certain job or being accepted to a college or university The fact of the mater is that if these characteristics are not being considered many women and minorities will be greatly under-represented in the work force and in many colleges and universities throughout the nation Justice is the striving to ensure the well being of others as
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