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
Another misconception is that affirmative action is based on quotas,
and that, as a result, the gov....