The affirmative-action plan was intended to give minorities a fair chance to enter a college or university. Instead of giving minorities a fair advantage, it only gave them an advantage. Many minority students that entered a college or university to earn a higher degree were not able to earn the grades needed. This paper will discuss how the affirmative-action was not fair to any students. It will discuss how it was unfair to students that were entering college for sports gave minorities an unfair advantage to all, not just non-minorities.
I actually think that the white teenager wouldn’t be able to see why the colored boy was hurt, they would just brush it off and give an explanation like “oh the teacher didn’t mean it like that”. Secondly, I feel that because history has had such segregation, either by race, religion or by class, people feel as if they would be going against the norm and what society wants from them. History has taught us that the black people go here and the white people go there so that is what is ingrained in our minds. Also we are taught from a young age to marry our own kind and have the same colored children, for example, look at Barbie and ken dolls; they are the perfect white couple, and do you ever see a five year old white girl holding a black baby doll?. So because people are exposed to segregation at such a young age, when a intermarried
1/27/12 Ethics 200-01 Dr. Maxwell Reflection Paper I would have to say I am not against white only scholarships but I am for it not for it either I am in the middle. I feel everyone should have the same opportunity to earn any scholarship. That’s including Blacks only scholarships and Hispanic only scholarships. The author states that the republicans are only doing this because they are against race-based scholarships and affirmative action. Giving out scholarships to someone because the color of their skin is keeping racism around, because it’s not fair that a person gets $2000 more dollars then another person because the color of your skin.
Another problem was that even though there are anti-discrimination policies, a slight differential treatment towards minorities is still present. Employers expect and demand more input from minority groups and that is why people are hesitant to leave their workplace to cast a vote (Rivers, 2012). An outside source looks at voting from a different perspective. An interestingly opposing statistic is that minority groups with higher education and social status take the time to participate, as voting is very important to them. They want to take part in the choice of their government because it took so long and so much effort for them to receive the equal rights and abilities to enjoy democracy (Speel, 2010).
Katie Gathman Professor Star College Comp 16 October 2013 Pro Co-Mingling Legislation Apart of the typical every day college experience would involve the opposite sex. Usually having mingled classes with both male and female is a good part of the college experience since it gives the opportunity to expand a persons social circle and gives the chance to intermingle with the opposite sex. Some students have come from all boy and all girl high schools, which they may not of experienced the opportunity to socialize and talk with the opposite sex. Saying all of this, I am against the Anti Co-Mingling Legislation because I believe that socialization with the opposite sex will help later in life, having the opposite sex in a classroom does
Nichole Anderson English September 24, 2012 Martin Luther King Jr., dream, in my opinion has not become reality today because of discrimination, education and equal opportunities for blacks and whites. If you pick up any job application, it will ask for race. No issue has dramatically shaped the social and political landscape than the issue of race. Look at employment and education statistic. It should not matter if the school is public or private, children should all have equal opportunity for a great education, regardless of how much money their parents have.
In earlier generations, Asian immigrants felt that they were second-class citizens with lower incomes and lower job prestige, compared with white people. After studying relative success of white people, Asian Americans were aware that their humble educational backgrounds caused their low social status. Therefore, for preventing the next generation from repeating the same fate, Asian American parents already start addressing to their children about the idea that "school success is gaining entrance into the best colleges" when their children are still little (Tureba 134). Besides continually asking their children what they plan to do in the future, Asian American parents also "force" their children to choose fields in which they think their children will most likely find success. For instance, Most Asian Americans consider computer science an important field because it "lends itself to other fields well known to them such as programming and electrical engineering.
The supporters see it as a balancing of the historical wrongs that were committed , while others see it as simply placing the inequalities in the other location. What spawns is the question of the acceptance of any discrimination. In higher education institutions a push for diversity because of affirmative action is what dictates the introduction of quotas and often times shadows the quality of the academics within the institution. This same aspect can be related to the workplace. In a survey of major companies, fourteen percent of hired strictly on a talent and merit basis, eighteen percent admitted to having racial quotas, while over half of the remaining companies said that they strived to reach certain "goals" when it came to hiring individuals of a minority group.
It was new to me and little overwhelming. I believe that was a result of my lack of exposure to diversity growing up. If I was exposed to the different types of people and things when I was younger, it would not have shocked me as much. It would have prepared me for working with different groups of people while I was in college. My college made sure that the students were exposed to many different cultures, backgrounds and beliefs by requiring students to attend 24 cultural events before graduation.
However, in the past two years, the application rate of Asian students began falling. And the phrase “Asian students discrimination” appeared. “‘You at least need to get 1800 of your SAT scores, or you even don’t have the chance to go abroad, I was told everyday before I came to American college”, Clara Pang, a DePauw University freshman Chinese international student said. The high application rate and higher SAT scores requirement made Chinese applicants stressed and nervous. This situation of unfair admission rate happened not only on the students from Asia, but also on the Asian Americans.