Affirmative Action started out as a good idea to help minorities get into the education system and the work force after desegregation.
But as the years went on and racial equality became less and less taboo and more socially acceptable, people began to see affirmative action for what it really was: A get in free card for non-whites. In fact, the darker you are, the better chance you have at getting a job.
Affirmative Action automatically assumes that all employers are racist, and that without it, they would only hire same-races. Since that has changed nowadays, Affirmative Action is no longer needed. We can survive just fine without it. If any employer is called out on discriminatory hiring practices, they will get in trouble.
If anything, Affirmative Action is more racist than it is helpful. "This man is black, and therefore uneducated! Let's give him a free job, because all black people are unable to make it on their own!"
Racism integrated into education and employment.
A program where universities and employers give minorities positions over white people regardless of skill level, experience or education.
Remains in effect because those minorities (along with mindless white liberals) will label anyone who speaks out against it a racist, and nobody wants their reputation destroyed.
In order to fix Racism, we need to give people jobs because of the color of their skin! Time for some Affirmative Action! - The Left
In America, Affirmative Action was a product of the Great Society
policies of President Lyndon Baines Johnson
. It was first codified into law under a series of Executive Orders
(not approved by Congress
, in other words), which stated that munitions manufacturers including private firms doing business with the federal government should "take affirmative action" in hiring minorities
- at the time defined almost solely as African Americans
As the Vietnam War
dragged on under President Richard Milhous Nixon
, Affirmative Action became part of a wider government program to bribe inner city blacks to get with the program and support their government. Of course, Affirmative Action, welfare
(started under FDR
in the 1930s) and other government handouts did nothing to increase the love that black people had for the federal government.
By 1978 liberal
activism was under attack. President Jimmy Carter
had expanded ...
Very controversial topic in the U.S.
There are many sides to this policy.
First of all people only show anger towards blacks for this, but it also gives large unfair advantages towards women in male dominated fields such as engineering etc.
AA should only be legal for socioeconomic reasons, because poorer people really have more of a disadvantage in life and college admissions.
Honestly unless it has to do with economic status, it is total bullshit because men get no sort of leeway into making it into English majors, but women get a huge advantage going into the physical sciences.
White people bitch the most about AA (with good reason), but nowdays Asians take the hit more than any other race.
If you are an Asian/Indian male... you are screwed, only the best will survive.
This bullshit ruins good schools, but they still get higher rankings because rankings factor in AA when ranking.
This is why AA ruined MIT is higher up than Godlike Caltech (which does no AA).
Fuck AA if it doesn't have to do with econmic status and don't bother bitchin about it if you are not Asian or Indian male (like me)
Oh Asian women take a little bit of the hit aswell and some rich white nerds.
Black people get a huge boost into Stanford, but thats it
Me: yo bitch, I got rejected from MIT with a 1560/1600 SAT
Ugly ho: I got in with a 1230 because I wrote an essay bitchin about how hard it is to be a girl in the physical sciences
Me: Thats Affirmative Action bitch (then kills ho)
The hiring of gooks, spooks, chinks, spicks, and jiggaboos for performing jobs completely doable by upstanding crackers.
CEO: Hey, we've got this affirmative action thing: let's go wrangle up some spooks.
Right Hand Man: We should probably get some gooks for finance, because they are smart and good with numbers and shit.
something that is teverse discrimination to the highest, that still pisses off non-racists. only supported by race baiters and THE WHITEST BITCHES i KNOW GETTING MONEY FROM THE GOVERNMENT FOR HAVING A SMALLL AMOUNT OF NATIVE AMERICAN HERTITAGE WHILE I, THE ONE WITH ALL WHITE HERITAGE GETS NOTHING FROM THE GOVERNMENT DESPITE BEING POOR.
affirmative action IS BULLSHIT!!!
A theory that states if, 300 years ago, Group A forced Group B into oppression, today, Group A should be punished and Group B rewarded.
Affirmative Action is called reverse discrimination because it is the opposite of how we usually discriminate.