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Affirmative Action is past its Prime
It’s been nearly a quarter of a century since Executive Order 11246 was signed, putting affirmative action into effect. And most would agree, that the program’s time is running out. Signed by President Johnson in 1965, Affirmative Action demands that minorities have an equal opportunity and advantages in the hiring process. Given that the program was created to combat years of minority discrimination and repression during the onset of the United States, many of these attitudes have changed with the times. Affirmative Action can no longer be justified because more often than not, America is thought of as a “color blind society.” In addition, Affirmative Action violates the 14th Amendment in the Constitution, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by basing admissions and/or employment opportunities decisions on a person’s race. By allowing Affirmative Action to continue essentially allows reverse discrimination to continue. In a poll done by USA Today, nearly 49% of people living in the United States oppose Affirmative Action. Affirmative Action is no…
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