Compare and Contrast affirmative action

Compare and Contrast affirmative action - Brian Ham Ms T.L...

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Brian Ham Ms. T.L. Ware English 1302 3 Mar. 2008 Eastland, Marshall, and Katzenbach on Affirmative Action “Affirmative action is racism in action!” The student on page 526 holds a sign stating this. The sign very well describes the themes of Eastland’s essay and Marshall/Katzenbach’s essay. While written differently, both essays focus on the idea that affirmative action is causing more harm than good to the struggle for a “color blind” society. However, I think Marshall and Katzenbach’s essay has a more complete argument than Eastland’s. A major contributor that needs to be considered when comparing the essays is the authors’ background. Eastland has written for many conservative journals such as the National Review, American Spectator, Commentary, and the Public Interest (Eastland 519). Eastland writes like a journalist appealing to the general public in his examples, his wording, and his tone. Eastland relates to the reader by using a well known example: sports.
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