SOC 203 week 2 discussion.docx - -Summarize the arguments for and against affirmative action Affirmative action began in the 1960s In America and as a

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-Summarize the arguments for and against affirmative action. Affirmative action began in the 1960’s In America and as a country we have achieved many successes to equalize the work and education environments for minorities and women. Voting rights, ability to go to school, college, and utilize other educational resources, as well as the ability to be considered for employment in areas that were predominantly considered for white males, are all milestones for Americans that are positively affected by affirmative action laws. For example, Title IX that states that no employment or education that receives government support of any kind can discriminate against the sex of the individual. America may have achieved many milestones in affirmative action however other countries have not yet achieved equal opportunities and rights for women and minorities. The opportunities that are afforded by the affirmative action laws in the united states are not close to being reality for many people in other countries, some women still fighting for the right to vote and the opportunity for basic education. Weather in the united states fighting for equal pay for males and females in the same employment position, or in Africa fighting for the right to vote or being allowed the opportunity for a basic education, the world has made many positive steps but still has a long way to go , before there is equality for everyone. -What barriers do women continue to face in education and employment? In your informed opinion, do you think affirmative action is a good way to help historically marginalized groups overcome these barriers? Why or why not? Be sure to use evidence from the resources to create an informed opinion. I believe that women over all, face many barriers in education. Financially, single moms, women that do not have the support of their partner, Religious or culture barriers that do not allow or support education for women are all barriers that affect the overall ability and opportunity to access educational resource. Women tend to face financial barriers in employment as well, men tend to be payed more for the same employment position as a woman, this means men will make more money for the same amount of work as women. In some parts of America so employment is still considered employment for
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