Monster Essays - Affirmative Action in Seattle
Affirmative Action in Seattle
Present efforts to repeal affirmative action are based on several general
misconceptions. One is that our society, having reached a point of true equality,
no longer needs programs that help government recruit and hire qualified women,
people of color, and persons with disabilities. Unfortunately, there is abundant
evidence -- from Census Bureau data and academic studies, to news accounts and
everyday experiences -- that we still have a long way to go to achieve equality
of opportunity for all social groups.
Another misconception is that affirmative action is based on quotas, and
that, as a resul....