Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action

The term affirmative action is applied to the use of racial, ethnic, or gendr
prefrences set apart a variety of social benefits. The groups receiving such
benifits, such as blacks, indians, and women are assumed to havee been victims
of descrimination in the past. Thus, a program most definatly benifiting white
males as a group would not be an example of affirmative action for most people.
This would be as unconstitutional as discrimination against non-whites or women.
I feel that the need for affirmative action is varied form case tto case because
sometimes people of diffrent races are hired to meet a quota required by state
or federal law. I feel that affirmative action is a quoata system because it is
forcing you to hire people possibly not qualified just because of their race.

I feel the only way to slove this problem is to force people to hire for quality
not quanity. A more qualified applicant should not be turned down for race or
gender.