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Unformatted text preview: Forty-six years ago President John F. Kennedy first introduced the concept of affirmative action. Simply put, affirmative action is actively trying to increase the representation of minorities in employment and education settings. When first introduced, it was intended as a temporary solution to discrimination; the goal was to insure that minorities, mainly African-Americans, received the same opportunities as the Caucasian majority. While the concept of affirmative action was a good idea and may have been needed when it was introduced, times have changed dramatically since then and many question whether it is still needed or if it is even appropriate for the times. I for one am a firm believer that affirmative action has no place in todays society. It is my opinion that it is a form of reverse racism discriminating against majority members and excluded minorities, it stigmatizes recipients, and it takes society a step backward from a truly colorblind mindset.backward from a truly colorblind mindset....
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course ENGLISH 103 taught by Professor Lindsaycummings during the Spring '08 term at Viterbo.
- Spring '08