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Unformatted text preview: brings up the cases of UC Berkley and UCLA and use of affirmative action in his argument. He states that special privilege for African American students creates a disadvantage for students of other ethnicities. Admittance to college should be based on whether that person is actually deserved of the honor of going to that college or not. Williams argues that not only does these practices hurt the more deserved students it hurts the African Americans students that do get into the school. In his argument Williams states that 70% of the African American students failed to graduate from UC Berkley. Perhaps if they had gone to a less prestigious but more academically suited school they would have succeeded in graduating. I think affirmative action looks good on paper but when put into practice it can be hurtful to not only those not benefiting from it, but the beneficiaries themselves....
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- Spring '08
- Affirmative Action, Southern United States