Reasons To Abolish Affirmative Action

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An outrage among society today; high school students are not being admitted to their dream colleges based on ethnic background. Adolescents should not be burdened by the thought that they won’t get into the college they deserve to attend just based on their skin color. Affirmative Action is the cause of this appalling injustice in the college admissions process among big universities. There have been several cases where people have fought for their right to be admitted solely based on their qualifications. Universities’ use of Affirmative Action, and racial quotas in their admissions process should be exposed and terminated.
There are some people that think Affirmative Action and the use of racial quotas should not be abolished. The first thing that …show more content…

Conscious racism is fulling knowing that you are negatively thinking less of someone just based on their ethnic background. Examples of this are radical racial groups like the Ku Klux Klan (Wood). Unconscious racism is deep inside our subconscious that leads us to assume irrational stereotypes. These stereotypes can be as simple as thinking that all African Americans like watermelon, to as radical as to say that all Germans are Nazis. While both arguments have their positives and negatives, there is still more reason to abolish Affirmative Action rather than to continue it.
Race should never be taken into consideration when a student is being reviewed by an admissions team. When looking at qualifications, if a student is most certainly more qualified than another to be admitted to a college, then they should have priority over the other. The less qualified student should not receive any more leniency just because of their ethnic background. Affirmative Action is defined as “A set of procedures designed to eliminate unlawful discrimination between applicants, remedy the results of such prior discrimination, and prevent such discrimination in the future. Applicants may be seeking admission to an educational program or

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