Against Affirmative Action
For many years, colleges relied on the 1978 Supreme Court ruling to justify their affirmative action programs, but in recent years, that affirmative action standard from that ruling has been chipped slowly away by lawsuits; in addition, the public opinion of affirmative action has become increasingly hostile. Despite this trend, affirmative action still exists in today's colleges. I find it extreamly irritating that I may not get into a college that I am
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many cases affirmative action has set quotas for a certain amount of a certain minority. This is highly discriminatory against those that are more qualified but did not get in because the college had to meet a quota. This is unfair; one should be accepted into a college based on their academic merits, not their race. Using race as a judge of things all throughout history has proven disastrous, why is affirmative action any different?