Inequity in Affirmative Action Policies

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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...
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.....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.
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