Is Affirmative Action The Right Path To A Color-Blind Society?
Is Affirmative Action The Right Path to a Color-Blind Society? I would like guidance with my outline to show what I should or need to be discussing with readers. It has been a long time since I have had to do an outline and really need help.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 11:38 pm ad1c9bdddf
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Outline of the paper:
A) Abstract: This is a brief summary of your paper. It communicates concisely your research. The abstract may be used by organizations for selecting research. People may evaluate your research based on your abstract.
The introduction has at least three components. These are the research problem, the purpose of the study, and the summary of your position or arguments.
C) Research Method:
I. Literature review: This will contain a description of the method by which you have selected peer reviewed papers and the main points selected from these papers.
II. Hypothesis: You must state the null hypothesis and the alternate hypothesis clearly.
III. Sampling Method: You must describe the manner in which you will select the sample of the people you will interview, ask questions, or fill up your questionnaire.
IV. Questionnaire: This section must show how you have developed the questions from the hypotheses presented by you.
V. Questions: You must give samples of questions from the questionnaire and give a reference that you have listed your questionnaire in the appendix.
I. Quantitative results: Tables must be given that show the mean, median, standard deviation, and correlation matrix.
II. Qualitative results: This is what you have learned from your literature analysis, in-depth interviews, focus group discussion, or any other qualitative method.
III. Analysis: You must carry out multivariate analysis such as factor analysis, or cluster analysis depending on the software package you have.
IV. Interpretation of Results: You must give a detailed interpretation of the results of your research. You must say what the results mean.
V. Limitations: You should list the limitation of the method that you have used. These can be a small sample size, the relationship between the variables tested and the interpretation made, or can be the limitation of the instrument/analytical method.
I. Generalization of results: This is the section where you describe how your findings relate to the society and how the results can help stakeholders.
II. Elaborations: You should stress the important findings of your research so that their importance is understood by the reader.
III. Back to the introduction: The discussion should directly relate to your thesis statement. You should ideally address each issue you had raised during the introduction individually.
I. This is the part where you describe the results and discussion in a summarized manner. You also should emphasize the importance of your research results to the body of literature and connect it with previous research.
II. Recommendation: You should give specific recommendations to the society, non-government organizations, and the government to take specific steps.
III. You should also give pointers for further research to future researchers in the field.
You may explain to your readers what a color blind society is: Say treating people equally inherently leads to a more equal society. The assumption is that racism and race privilege no longer exercise the power they once did, rendering policies such as race based affirmative action obsolete. The impracticalness of colorblindness can also be discussed. The color blind concept presupposes that a colorblind nation will by its nature have eliminated racism. It also assumes that prejudice would be banished in a color blind society. It also takes for granted that a colorblind society means racial justice. However, these assumptions are not supported by facts. These assumptions are believed by people who want to do away with affirmative action or diversity programs. It is widely accepted in academic circles that a colorblind society is a myth that cannot be achieved.
You may also highlight the difficulties with affirmative action. Affirmative action may make a minority feel that he requires such action to succeed. It is demeaning. In addition, a minority may actually beat out someone more capable and deserving for a job or a school, simply because of race or gender. You can point out that affirmative action can lead to reverse discrimination and cannot lead to a color blind society. These are serious problems. An employer may be compelled to overlook highly qualified applicants in favor of marginally qualified applicants. Moreover, such action requires employers to meet certain quotas. Such action can only increase focus on racial and gender differences instead of a colorblind country. Affirmative action can harm women and colored employees. Such action creates an impression in the workplace that the person has reached the position because of color or gender and not competence. This stigmatizes the colored.
Actually, you need to carry out research of literature related to your topic and write down your literature review. Next, you should develop your hypothesis and based on these develop your questionnaire. After you administer the questionnaire, the results have to be analyzed and interpreted. These results have to be presented in your paper. You have to discuss and interpret your findings.
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Research Methodology: A Project Guide for University Students, John Kuada, Samfundslitteratur, 2012
Research Methodology: Methods and Techniques, C. R. Kothari, New Age International, 2004
Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity, Tim Wise, City Lights Books, 2013
Affirmative Action, Ethnicity and Conflict, Edmund Terence Gomez, Ralph Premdas, Routledge, 2012