Affirmative Action

This paper is an essay that argues against affirmative action, the 1960’s law that increases opportunities for minorities by favoring them in hiring and promotion, college admissions, and the awarding of government contracts.

This paper argues that affirmative action is reverse discrimination that while helping the minorities, the law discriminates against the white male population of the country and violates the principle of equality upon which the U.S. Constitution is based. The author concludes that a discrimination of any kind cannot be justified no matter how properly it is presented to the public.
The goal of affirmative action is to enforce color-blind laws in order to achieve equality, mainly in college admissions and in job hiring. The affirmative action laws are supposed to provide minorities with increased employment and educational opportunities. Depending upon the situation, minorities might include any underrepresented group, especially one defined by race, ethnicity, or gender.