rj 14 - Laura Simon Mr. Burns Eng 110-031 4/26/07 RJ-14...

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Laura Simon Mr. Burns Eng 110-031 4/26/07 RJ-14 Affirmative action is a policy that seeks to prevent discrimination of minorities through measures to ensure equal opportunity in education and in employment. However, some people argue that affirmative action, instead of making employment and educational opportunities fair, instead makes it easier for minorities to get jobs and into good schools and harder for those that are not. When applying to college, I noticed that some of the institutions that I applied to said that they used affirmative action. However, I did not experience any difficulty getting into those specific schools. I also have never noticed the effects of affirmative action. One of these reasons could be because the area that I grew up in did not have many minorities and everyone seemed to have an equal opportunity to receive good grades, get into a good school, and eventually land themselves into a good job. In communities where there are not many minority groups, affirmative action might not be seen as much as in communities that are mixed with those that
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This note was uploaded on 10/26/2009 for the course ENGL 110 taught by Professor Slovak during the Spring '07 term at University of Delaware.

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