Affirmative Action= Reverse Discrimination Essay, Research Paper
Affirmative Action = Reverse Discrimination
We are all aware that discrimination took place over 50 years ago. What some might not be aware of is that because of the actions of our ancestors, we, white males, are held responsible and are penalized because of these actions. Affirmative action is a way to help minorities in sex and race to get accepted into colleges or get hired for jobs while the white males suffer from what took place over 50 years ago. Affirmative action is reverse discrimination. It is unconstitutional, and America has come a long way since 1964.
Since affirmative action started taking place, white males are indirectly being penalized in the educational and job fields today. Affirmative action is just reverse discrimination against whites and males because people like to try to get a diverse look to their business or university. By admitting a person to a university with the same scores because the school?s population of that specific race is not that high than we are just traveling down the same path we were at 50 years ago with discrimination.
Using race as a plus factor in admittance to a university can also raise other race problems. As Ann Coulter said, ?For the first time I am looking at her as a black women and myself as a white women.? Using race, as a plus factor will just stir up more discrimination indirectly because people would know the minority was probably accepted because of their race, rather than merit. Affirmative action to help minorities earn jobs or acceptance to college will only help the middle to upper class people. That is the way affirmative action works right now. As Christopher Edrey said, ?Race is different than any other plus factors? because race is not something that any of us can control as well as the discrimination that went on years ago.
Although affirmative action is used to help out minorities and sexes with admittance to universities and getting jobs, the white male is left high and dry due to something he cannot control. It was not our fault that discrimination against blacks and females happened years ago just as it is not our fault what skin color or what race we are. Affirmative action is reverse discrimination and we as a country need to solve the problem, not by getting rid of that one and creating another problem.