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Do affirmative action programs help to prevent discrimination? Why or why not?

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I believe that affirmative action plans do help to prevent discrimination, when weighed against companies that do not have an affirmative action plan. Affirmative action plans create an ideal situation where minorities have the equal opportunity to advance through management. This reduces the chances that a qualified individual will not be advanced because the company favors a certain race over the other. In this regard, affirmative action plans definitely act to mitigate the risks of companies treating employees separately based on race alone, ...

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