Inequity in Affirmative Action Policies YourFirstName YourLastName Your University November 28, 2009 Affirmative action programs have been enacted in the U.S. to rectify years of discrimination against underrepresented ethnic minorities. While affirmative action has certainly provided opportunities to those who might not have received chances otherwise, many qualified individuals have been denied opportunities because of these programs. Schmidt (2008) described how “The results of a new study on the impact of bans on race-conscious admissions policies seem to confirm what many critics of affirmative action have long suspected: It is Asian-Americans, rather than whites, who are most disadvantaged by elite universities' consideration of...The end:
.....tion is not discrimination, then the very definition of the word must be examined. Asian-Americans in this case may be regarded as exemplars of how the entire system of affirmative action is actually a manifestation of the hypocrisy that such policies are trying to eliminate. References Hayes, M. (2003). Unfair to whites? US universities await court verdict. New Statesman, 132(4629), 32. Retrieved from Academic Search Premier database. Schmidt, P. (2008). Study Challenges Assumptions About Affirmative-Action Bans. Chronicle of Higher Education, 54(22), A20-A21. Retrieved from Academic Search Premier database. Spence, M. (1993). Affirmative action at mid-life. (Cover story). Change, 25(2), 28. Retrieved from Academic Search Premier database.