Affirmative action is a policy that encourages the increased representation of members of a minority group. In the U.S. these policies are often enacted by employers and educational institutions in education or employment.
I believe that America needs to start recognizing that there are no minorities anymore. We are all Americans. End of story. If you are in America it is because you are or want to be an American. We are all people and we are all Americans. The color of one's skin, one's gender, one's sexual preference, or one's religion should not make us different enough to cause such a segregated society. We don't have separate facilities, but we are certainly segregated to this day, and it's pathetic.
No, the Democrats purposely designed affirmative action to produce failure and increase racism. If blacks had followed Malcolm X instead of MLK they would not have remained in the permanent underclass the Democrats created for them
Not when it interferes with the best qualified person through testing, etc. Do we go into a black or Hispanic business and demand that they fire their black or Hispanic workers and replace them with whites.? Fair play?
Regardless, we should create more social programs to address poverty, and also increase the acceptance of different races, forget the "minority" everyone needs to be treated equal, it's not "black lives matter" it's not "minority lives matter" It's every god damn life matters.
"social programs to address poverty"
An oversimplified counter to that would be
-- Stimulating the economy by providing more long lasting careers for families.
The answer isn't programs for poverty the answer is pro (in-house) America.
Building stability for generations.
I support affirmative action as a temporary measure. I believe that all humans - regardless of their social class or race - have the ability to rise up and make a life of their own. The federal government should not be funding social programs that just gives money and resources. That needs to be earned by the individual as it is them - not the government - that is in charge of their own destiny.
Yes we need to address the systemic race and gender inequality in all aspects of life. Affirmative action is too limited. We need a complete shift in our educational systems, city planning, to taxation and criminal justice systems. Affirmative action is only scratching the surface of the inequality in America. We have have deep roots of racism and sexism that needs to
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