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The Affirmative Action case study that I selected discussed the differences in opinion if its supporters and opponents. Supporters state that affirmative action should still be implemented, but it should focus more on the socioeconomic status of a person rather than their race or ethnicity. Opponents feel as if affirmative action had ran its course, and that people should be granted admission into college or hired for a job solely based on merits. They propose that the race/ethnicity part of the applications be done away with. The article states that: “The time has come to pull the plug on race-based decision-making,” says Ward Connerly, [a black] Sacramento, Calif.-based businessman….”The Civil Rights Act of 1964 talks about treating people equally with regard to race, color, or national origin. When you talk about civil rights, they just belong to black people. (Katel, 2008, pp. 843-844) Critics of affirmative action argue that “focusing on college admissions and hiring practices rather than school reform was big mistake” (Katel, 2008, pp. 844-845). They prefer that
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