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Affirmative action is wrong and will not help solve the problems minorities face The reason it is wrong is because its discrimination It has no place in todays society in todays society because it does more bad than good In addition to that most people dont enjoy the presence of affirmative action Also it appears that affirmative action can actually be detrimental to employees health First of all affirmative action is discrimination there is no hiding it When an employer hires anyone because he or she is a minority even if someone else if more qualified to do the job it is discrimination Just because it is reverse discrimination when whites are discriminated against and minorities are being discriminated for doesnt make it right Affirmative action legalizes discrimination Steele 1990 39 I thought discrimination was illegal in this country Buchanan 1995 1 Also if this discrimination continues racism in the United States may become worse Imagine what you would feel like if you couldnt get a job just because you are a white man and not a hispanic man The racism will become worse because of it and that is the very thing it is trying to prevent It is possible that because of affirmative action racism will grow and continue to grow until we history repeats itself and we end up living under Jim Crow laws again That is an extr eme possibility to end up under Jim Crow laws again but it is a definite possibility to end up somewhere close to Jim Crow laws again In addition to that people say affirmative action is ok because it cures past discrimination Keyes 1996 1 Discrimination wasnt ok when blacks were the ones getting the short end of the stick Therefore its not ok when whites are discriminated against DeWit 1996 1 Two wrongs dont make a right Therefore affirmative action doesnt make discrimination ok just because its against blacks instead
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