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Is merit a matter of definition?

Is merit a matter of definition? Who decides what it is to merit a position more than another and what are the implications?

The ambiguity and perhaps politicization of the definition of merit aside, to what extent is merit determined by opportunity? Wealth, among other things, can affect one's ability to achieve. Explain.

Why is the concept of merit itself so important in our society and why is it so much a part of the affirmative action debate?

Feel free to answer some or all of these in any way you like.......please just use insight and critical thinking skills in your response.

The ambiguity and perhaps politicization...

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Merit

Is merit a matter of definition? Who decides what it is to merit a position more than another and what are the implications?

The ambiguity and perhaps politicization of the definition of merit aside, to what extent is merit determined by opportunity? Wealth, among other things, can affect one's ability to achieve. Explain.

Why is the concept of merit itself so important in our society and why is it so much a part of the affirmative action debate?

Year 3
Merit
Is merit a matter of definition? Who decides what it is to merit a position more than another and what are ...

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Is merit a matter of definition?

The ambiguity and perhaps politicization of the definition of merit aside, to what extent is merit determined by opportunity? Wealth, among other things, can affect one's ability to achieve. Explain.

Why is the concept of merit itself so important in our society and why is it so much a part of the affirmative action debate?

Feel free to answer some or all of these in any way you like.......please just use insight and critical thinking skills in your response.

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