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Affirmative Action Policies vs Reverse Discrimination

Do you agree that all affirmative action policies create unjust reverse discrimination? If not, which specific forms of affirmative action do you think escape this charge, and why do you think this?

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1. Do you agree that all affirmative action policies create unjust reverse discrimination?

This question is straightforward. It is asking if agree that all affirmative action policies create unjust reverse discrimination. In fact, this is a matter of definition and opinion. It is an on-going debate. Where would you position yourself? Do you agree with affirmative action or do you think it creates unjust reverse discrimination? Some argue that it does, while others argue that it does not. You will have to position yourself to argue one side or the other. Personally, I do not think it is creates unjust reverse discrimination; I agree with the second view below.

To many opponents of affirmative action policies doe create unjust reverse discrimination. For example, they argue that a color-blind society should not discriminate at hiring time on the basis of color, sex, etc. This would make the preferential hiring of blacks just ...

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This solution examines if all affirmative action policies create unjust reverse discrimination. If not, it discusses which specific forms of affirmative action that could escape this charge, and why. It also looks at the myths about reverse discrimination, which is the opposing view.

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