Affirmative Action is a policy favoring those who tend to suffer from discrimination, especially in relation to employment or education. “I’m not one that believes that affirmative action should be based on one’s skin color or one’s gender, I think it should be done based one’s need, because I think if you are from a poor white community, I think that a poor white kid needs a scholarship just as badly as a poor black kid”(Watts). If you are going to give a destitute, colored kid a scholarship, why can you not give one to someone who is not colored and is also poor. If people are going to use this action, make it civil for all, not just others based on their race and or gender. This is why Affirmative Action is denied on multiple times and is
“But because of affirmative action or minority something—she is not sure what they are calling it these days and weren’t they supposed to get rid of it?,” writes Claudia Rankine in her critically acclaimed American book, Citizen. Within this quote, Rankine begins to showcase the narrative of a black women in a society that strives to be color blind. Affirmative action has caused controversy as it threatens white supremacy since it favors diversity. The bitter attitude towards affirmative action expressed by whites, causes people of color to feel apologetic for their achievements and opportunities. Claudia Rankine reveals how white supremacist attitudes trigger people of color to live their life in an apologetic nature through the short stories of the cafeteria, the neighbor calling the police, and the Serena William’s celebratory dance.
The differential treatment of applicants solely on racial grounds is a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The Supreme Court ruled that while race is a legitimate factor in school admissions, the use of such inflexible quotas as the medical school had set aside was not. The Supreme Court was split 5–4 in its decision, addressing only a minimal number of the many issues that had be brought up about affirmative
sign the Civil Rights Act of 1964? If principle decisions are based on strongly-held beliefs, then Cotulla Teaching, Ignoring Southern Reaction, and Change of Heart show that President Johnson was motivated to sign by his principles. One example that reveals President Johnson’s principal motivation can be found in (Doc A). In (Doc A) it states “That his first job after college was as a teacher in Cotulla, Tex., in a small Mexican-American school.” (Doc A) He also explains that he could see the pain of prejudice in their eyes and would buy them clothing, food and supplies because they could not afford them (Doc A). Therefore this evidence proves that his decision was principle because he cares for Mexican Americans and wanted them not to suffer and be segregated.
Barack used this quote with a logical reasoning, stating the facts on how the founding fathers of this nation did not have any say about the common slave or their self rights, but just to let the future take care of it problem. He then explains his personal experiences with racial injustice and how it dealt with it as a young man to incorporate his own character into the ongoing problem. He states “I am the son of a black man from Kenya and a white woman from Kansas”(Obama 461). “ I was raised with the help of a white grandfather. I have brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, uncles and cousins, of every race and every hue”(Obama 462).
APPLICATION SECTION In a similar case, United Steelworkers v. Weber, an affirmative-action plan which had been negotiated between an employer and a steelworkers' union was challenged by a white member of the bargaining unit. Based on the affirmative action plan, the employer accepted the most senior black trainee into a craft-training program who had less seniority over a white employee who had also applied for admission into the same program but was rejected (Rutherglen, 2010). In the instant case, the use of racial preferences will come under scrutiny if used as a reason to increase or improve diversity in certain programs utilizing an affirmative action
Since the people that would WANT to break these laws are the people from the south, they then would go to a trial with a potential all-white jury and most likely get away with what they did. This shows how Lyndon B. Johnson used the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for a political reason. There is even more evidence to be shown! Lastly, Doc E is an example of why Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In this document it shows a question that Roy Wilkins and many others had for him.
Malcolm Kimbro Professor Smith English Composition 101 9 February 2018 One in the Same Discrimination Affirmative action has been misunderstood over generations of time, but discrimination is still alive today within politics, occupations, and overall society. In the shadow of reality, the Affirmation Action Policy has been corrupted from American citizens in result of unseen reverse discrimination. The controversial topic aims to achieve both racial and gender equality by also aiming towards improving opportunities without bias treatment. Affirmative action arise from employment or education that insist reverse discrimination. The economic empowerment that has taken forth with Affirmative Action upheld its arrangement fully toward minority
Giblin and Ornati (1974), which argued that affirmative action programs must begin with a census of minority and women employees in each department and within each major job classification, which required having a salary classification system in place and encouraged employers to implement periodic performance evaluations for all categories of employees to make all employees eligible for promotion. Written performance evaluations were also thought to be essential to the successful defense of discrimination suits involving promotions. Haward Law Review (1989), Legal changes also encouraged managers to treat all employees as career oriented and self-actualizing by creating organizational structures that would allow all classes of employees to pursue promotions, including groups employers previously took to have naturally low aspirations and
Although affirmative action hires are qualified for the position, in some cases they are not the most qualified of all applicants. This could possibly lead to high turnover if the position turns out to be a poor fit or the applicant fails to perform job duties optimally. Major disadvantage of affirmative action in the workplace is the reality or perception of reverse discrimination. Affirmative action programs claim that the programs penalize those from the historically dominant group, especially white males, even when they enjoy the appropriate qualifications for a given job and the accusation of reverse discrimination can generate a negative social backlash for a company, which may undermine its financial future. The accusation can also potentially undercut the confidence of minority and women employees concerning their skill