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Discrimation and Affirmative Action

These questions are investigated:

1. Can affirmative action admissions policies in higher education serve to remedy the contemporary effects of past discrimination? If so, how exactly? If not, why not?

2. Are members of contemporary society affected by past discrimination? If so, how are they affected and how significant is the present legacy of past discriminatory attitudes, actions and practices? For instance, how, if at all, does past discrimination affect the ability of women and minorities to attain higher education today?

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Please allow my ideas to help:

1. Although I personally view those affirmative action admissions policies in higher education cannot possibly serve to remedy the contemporary effects of past discrimination, I do not deem it as 100% ineffective. Since America is unable to atone for past historical sins and mistreatments of ethnic or gender groups for all minorities, it seems like we need to embody equity in terms of equal treatment for all people in higher education.

Since Affirmative Action does not equalize in terms of treatment in ...

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Discrimation and Affirmative Action effectiveness are two focal topics.

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