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Affirmative action refers to a policy or a program that tries to respond to instances of past discrimination by implementing proactive measures to ensure equal opportunity today. In your own words, discuss your point of view on affirmative action. Do you believe it is fair or does affirmative action create further discrimination?

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I think that if affirmative action is utilized in the manner in which it is designed to be utilized, that affirmative action helps to do what is necessary in order to ensure that there is equal opportunity today. In actuality affirmative action is designed as a means by which to ensure that the percentage of new hires for a job position ...

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