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This is an effort to improve educational and employment opportunities of members of minority groups disregarding their race, colour and national origin. Started by John F. Kennedy with the Executive Order 10925, later presidents followed up on the issue.
Should we still talk about affirmative action in this era?
Kara S Does anybody know what happened with the UT Austin aff am admissions case when it was sent down to the lower court by the US Supreme Court, or the result in the challenge to the Michigan law prohibiting certain considerations of race? It seems like these cases are on the edge of the law as it stands now, so anyone with insight please share.
Marc Spector For the most part, I believe in affirmative action, although of course it can be abused. theres no doubt that people of color and minorities have been discriminated against in the past, and although things are improving, at a pretty good rate, there's still work to do. We're not out of the woods yet,so to speak.
Henri Pienaar in order to cultivate a set of leaders with legitimacy in the eyes of the citizenry, it is necessary that the path to leadership be visibly open to talented and qualified individuals of every race and ethnicity.