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The roots of affirmative action can be traced back to the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act where legislation redefined public and private behavior The act states that to discriminate in private is legal but anything regarding business or public discrimination is illegal Affirmative 13 There are two instances when opposing affirmative action might seem the wrong thing to do Even these two cases dont justify the use of affirmative action First is the nobility of the cause to help others Second affirmative action was a great starter for equality in the work place The most promanite variable in deciding affirmative action as right or wrong is whether or not society is going to treat people as groups or individuals Affirmative action is a question of morals The simplicity to form two morals that are both correct but conflicting is the reason for the division of our nation on affirmative action Affirmative action is very noble when looking at who benefits from the outcome Take a closer look at affirmative action The people that are involved and the damage it takes on our society surfaces many doubts Taking a closer look also stirs up a question of nobility that needs to be answered before making a decision on affirmative action Does affirmative action simply change who is discriminated against and makes it legal for the new discriminators Coming from my point of view the view of a white male this is a serious question One example of this came to my attention from Dave Shiflett who once worked at Rocky Mountain News wrote Rocky Mountain Hire In this article he tells about a new hiring strategy used at the Denver news paper Rocky Mountain News A memo was sent out stating The job reviews of supervisors and others involved in hiring should address race and sex Each review should have a hiring goal
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