Affirmative Action and its Dwindling Place in Society

A reflection of the harms of affirmative action and a proposed plan to fix the ills of reverse discrimination and go to the root of the problem.

This paper discusses how affirmative action was initially a necessary and important part of American legislation. Unfortunately, as society has moved and changed, affirmative action has become a form of reverse discrimination. The paper shows that the only true way to level the playing field is to go to the root of the problem and fix educational issues at the start.
“”We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness?” The Declaration of Independence epitomizes the American dream. We all have the chance to become what and who we want to become we all have the chance to self-determine and make the most of what we were given. Unfortunately, the government and the people of the United States have not always upheld these ideals. Racism has existed in American society (and world society) as far back as history can date, but in recent years, laws have been passed to end discrimination, particularly in the workplace. Affirmative action laws were implemented with good intentions, and achieved great things. Unfortunately, at this point in time, affirmative action laws are doing more harm than good.”