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Affirmative action is nothing but a crutch exclaimed William Levis People who receive jobs based on affirmative action have to prove themselves two times over that they are legitimately capable of doing the job It makes the majority feel like theyre being cheated I think affirmative action should be based more on income or something of another nature rather than race he stated At the time I was more ignorant of the subject than I am now Now Id like to think that I have more of a grasp on both of the sides of the argument over affirmative action more specifically affirmative action in the college admission process The previous remarks were made during a conversation held with one of my company mates The topic of affirmative action is a touchy one in that some people are afraid to bring it up But I feel that it is an issue that should be scrutinized and further re-evaluated When dealing with race-based affirmative action being a factor in college admission it can be beneficial to many minority groups and disadvantageous to others therefore affirmative action needs to re-evaluated from both sides of the issue Affirmative action in the collegiate admissions process is primarily based upon race For example student X who is black and student Y who is white apply to a majority white school In todays society student X would receive the nod for admission into the school because of affirmative action calling for diversity amongst the student population The major issue that has risen since it has begun is whether or not the students who gain entry actually merit entry when compared with their contemporaries There have been different alternatives suggested and implemented that could have the same effect if not better or worse than the policy of affirmative action There are some people who argue that affirmative action is a discrimination against the majority and that these other admission tactics could
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