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Sociology 101 section 1 3/4/08 Reaction 5 I really enjoyed the Affirmative Action section in the textbook. I never really understood what that was until I read the section discussing it. I am going to summarize the section on affirmative action and then I am going to talk about my view on affirmative action. In summarizing this section of the textbook I’d say that I liked the explanation of what affirmative action is and giving good examples to help comprehension. The book’s definition of affirmative action is a temporary policy, to be used until the playing field is truly level. This means having all people women, people of color, whites, males, etc. admitted into schools and hired at companies no matter what. Affirmative action is trying to fix the past while leaving affirmative action alone and trying to make the playing field truly equal for the future would be the smart thing to do.
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Unformatted text preview: Now, I will discuss my opinion on affirmative action. I have already started on this but now I want to take it a step further. I am blind, and blind people are a minority group even if we do not make up a large portion of the population, we are a minority. It is very hard for a blind or visually impaired person to gain employment because the employer does not believe no matter what the applicant’s abilities and capabilities are. Because of affirmative action, the playing field is not equal for blind people in the sense that they are not able to gain employment. The playing field needs to be equal in order to have companies hire all members of society, and schools admit all members of society, no mater if they are fat, skinny, short, tall, blind, sighted, black, white, female, or male....
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