Whos benefited most from affirmative action but

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- Who’s benefited most from Affirmative Action? But nothing in the discourse about problems, favoritism, and being unconstitutional.
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Women benefit tremendously, and white women are the primary beneficiaries of affirmative action programs: According to the United States Labor Department, the primary beneficiaries of affirmative action are white women ("Reverse Discrimination," 1995). The Department of Labor estimated that 6 million women workers are in higher occupational classifications today than they would have been without affirmative action policies. Gender based affirmative action policies that benefit women run the gamut from science camps for girls to policies at the University of Michigan that promote the enrollment of women in engineering programs to breast cancer screenings and women-only domestic violence shelters. Outreach, recruitment, and scholarships for women encourage participation in fields like medicine, science, computers and engineering, fields in which they are seriously underrepresented Government outreach programs ensure that women and minority owned businesses have a fair chance to secure government contracts. Studies show that affirmative action has brought about significant benefit to women. For example, Between 1972 and 1993: These are OLD statistics The percentage of women architects increased from 3% to nearly 19% of the total; The percentage of women doctors more than doubled from 10% to 22% of all doctors; The percentage of women lawyers grew from 4% to 23% of the national total; The percentage of female engineers went from less than 1% to nearly 9%; The percentage of female chemists grew from 10% to 30% of all chemists; and, The percentage of female college faculty went from 28% to 42% of all faculty. My updated stats: Law school enrollment peaked for women in 1992 at 50.4% and has been declining slightly.
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