essay - Affirmative action is practice in which minorities...

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Affirmative action is practice in which minorities, most commonly blacks, receive an advantage in admittance to major universities. It continually helps minorities reach their educational potential by forcing schools to go astray from their traditionally preferred admits who are generally whites. In turn, allowing potentially successful minorities, who would otherwise be at a disadvantage, achieve their goals. Even in admission process today, with affirmative action in place, minorities are still at a disadvantage. Research has shown that “90 percent of legacy admits are White” (Gasman, Voltage, 2008, p. 24). These preferred admits receive a “25 percent advantage in admissions processes…whereas Blacks receive only an 18 percent advantage due to affirmative action” (Gasman, Voltage, 2008, p. 24). This shows that even with the affirmative action policy in place minorities are still at a disadvantage. The only problem with affirmative action is that students receive an unfair
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2010 for the course ACCOUNTING 2332 taught by Professor Howard during the Spring '10 term at University of Houston.

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