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Affirmative Action: A Road to Discrimination and Prejudice
Affirmative action: these words bring to mind many different things to many different people. To some it is a leveler of the playing field and a right for past injustices, but to others it is a tool used to cause reverse discrimination and continues prejudices. Affirmative action was born into a time when our country was attempting to provide equality for all and was only intended to be a temporary measure to bring about this equality into areas where it had been lacking. Now almost forty years later this temporary measure known as affirmative action is still being used and has in the most part failed to bring about the equality it was supposed to. Instead, we have today a system of reverse discrimination that has developed and further prejudices against those that it was to help. Affirmative action is a failure that has caused new problems to exist and has further been weakened by the Supreme Court’s ambiguous decisions concerning its legality.
Affirmative action was born into the liberal age of President Lyndon B. Jo…
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