Affirmative action is a policy in which an individual's race, sex, religion or national origin are taken into account to increase opportunities provided to an underrepresented group in society. It is used to encourage diversity and equality. Affirmative action can most often be seen in academic institutions, such as college admissions, scholarships and programs.
It creates a fixed mindset that because one is born into a specific racial or ethnic group, one is entitled to certain privileges such as lowered criteria and/or specialized programs.
Affirmative action makes the wrong assumptions
It assumes that every Caucasian person is affluent and every person of color is deprived and in need of special circumstances.Explore
Affirmative action violates the Constitution
A main purpose of the Constitution is to protect American citizens’ rights. Famously, it declares that "all men are created equal.” Affirmative action disparages this idea, prioritizing the inclusion of people of color over white people. This practice is a new kind of discrimination, which unfairly disadvantages white people. For this reason, affirmative action is unconstitutional.Explore
No, affirmative action is not racist
Affirmative action is about diversity and inclusion, not racist ideals.
Affirmative action does not protect all minorities
Affirmative action doesn’t guarantee assistance to any one racial group.Explore
Affirmative action compensates for privilege
Affirmative action is a kind of compensatory justice, by making up for America’s history of racial discrimination and giving minorities additional aid.Explore
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