Do you agree with affirmative action

January 20, 2016, 6:16 pm

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The debate "Do you agree with affirmative action" was started by ReadyToBegin on January 20, 2016, 6:16 pm. By the way, ReadyToBegin is disagreeing with this statement. 1 person is on the agree side of this discussion, while 5 people are on the disagree side. There needs to be more votes to see what the common perception is. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

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ReadyToBegin, aftermath, Austin7779 and 2 visitors disagree.

affirmative action has its purpose. employers do discriminate. the experiment with identical job resumes with "normal" vs "ethnic" names proved that.

I would prefer to eliminate affirmative action and instead start doing sting operations set up like that experiment to prosecute discriminating employers instead of prescribing quotas

3 years, 6 months ago

if I am correct it's about giving minorities an advantage


This is very bad it damages the economy we can't make the hard workers suffer and you are even hurting the people you are trying to help


[I am a American High school Student]

3 years, 6 months ago

I feel like if anything it should be environmentally or economically based rather than race.

3 years, 10 months ago

In some areas I do, in many I do not. Some demographics have faced generations of persecution, so affirmative action aimed at correcting this I agree with. Assisting with education costs benefits the individual, the community and society at large, so I am in favor of helping people from these communities with schooling.

Throwing money at the problems doesn't solve them, and often makes them worse because then people become dependent on the handouts rather than using them to get ahead. Cash reparations I am firmly against.

I am also against jobs going to people from minorities that are less qualified simply because they are from a minority group. The most qualified candidate should get any job, regardless of race, gender, religion, or any other way you can subdivide the population.

3 years, 10 months ago

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/affirmative%20action

It sounds nice in theory, but it is discriminating in today's society. It also does not benefit all who have been wronged.

3 years, 10 months ago
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