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Discuss your point of view on affirmative action and whether or not you think it's fair or that it creates further discrimination?

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In my opinion, affirmative action policies are effective when they are used appropriately. One of the biggest problems with affirmative action policies is that management oftentimes isn't truly aware of how to use the policy. Management believes that the candidate should be hired regardless of qualifications when compared to another candidate, as long as the candidate is from a protected class. The main point of affirmative action policies is to give a ...

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Discuss your point of view on affirmative action and whether or not you think it's fair or that it creates further discrimination?

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