Have we reached a point where we no longer need affirmative action? Like President Obama, should we focus on need-based not race-based? (Barak Obama Has Gotten Past Affirmative Action. Have We?)
The justification for affirmative action is to compensate for past discrimination, persecution or exploitation or to address existing discrimination. By removing affirmative action, this would mean there is no longer discrimination or persecution in America. It means that without government and educational programs for minorities, we can trust we will still have an equal opportunity. Yet, according to the Federal Reserve, for every dollar of wealth owned by a white family, a black or Latino family owns just 16 cents.
So have we gotten passed this? Should America end Affirmative Action and focus on people with needs, not people of a specific race?
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