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Affirmative action

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  1. Introduction
  2. History of affirmative action
  3. For or against affirmative actions
    1. Reverse discrimination
    2. Affirmitive actions and its success
    3. Opponents of affirmative action
  4. Conclusion
  5. Questions

In the dictionary, an affirmative Action is said to be an active effort to improve the employment or educational opportunities of members of minority groups or women. Affirmative action has been the subject of increasing debate and tension in American society. It is an attempt by the United States to amend a long history of racial and sexual discrimination. But these days it seems to incite a nations internal division. Opponents of affirmative action say that the battle for equal rights is over, and that requiring quotas that favor one group over another is unpatriotic. The people that defend it say that providing advantages for minorities and women is fair considering the discrimination those groups tolerated for years. The debate has been more emotional than intellectual and has generated more tension. Affirmative action promotes equality in the workplace in such areas as hiring, training or promotion.

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