In their evidence, the question was phrased about taking race as a factor, however, that does not apply to definition of affirmative action, because there’re numerous kinds of affirmative action like classed based affirmative action or gender-based, besides race-based 2. a better phrased poll result: asking whether AA is good or bad According to The Pew Research Center, an authoritative nonpartisan American fact tank based in Washington, D.C - action-programs-on-campus/ While a majority (55%) of whites support affirmative action programs on campus , that compares with 84% of blacks who believe they are a good thing and 80% of Hispanics. Nearly eight-in-ten (78%) Democrats back the programs as a good thing, as do 62% of independents; Republicans are mixed, with 50% seeing the racial preferences as a bad thing and 43% viewing them as a good thing.
(The majority of Americans support race-conscious policies in higher education. A CBS News/New York Times poll in 2009 shows that the majority of Americans are in favor of promoting diversity on college campuses through race-conscious policies—including the Asian American population, a group that is inaccurately speculated to benefit from the ban of such practices. )
long-lasting discrimination (1m) 1. solution to the problem with or without always there, AA is a way to combat with diversity: by putting more outstanding minority students in universities, the diverse environment will make those people interact with people with different cultural identity, thus eliminating the barrier. We are combating racism by passing the notion to next generation before they enter into society. Thus, overtime reduce racism in the country. According to the University of Toronto study, developing a personal relationship with one black individual was enough to help preschoolers rethink previously developed negative attitudes. 2. timeframe The topic is not whether we should use AA forever, we are stating that universities ought to use AA now to combat history-related existing inequality. When we’ve done enough to reach a balance, where without AA there can also be diversity and equal chances for higher education, then that’s the time to stop AA. Clearly, that’s not status quo.
Ex: social immobility Most of us think that valedictorians can write their own ticket. By reaching the top of their class they have proven their merit, so their next logical step should be to attend the nation’s very best universities. Yet in Top Student, Top School?, Alexandria Walton Radford, of RTI International , reveals that many valedictorians do not enroll in prestigious institutions. Employing an original five-state study that surveyed nine hundred public high school valedictorians, she sets out to determine when and why valedictorians end up at less selective schools, showing that social class makes all the difference.
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