The Morality of Affirmative Action

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Essay #: 065394
Total text length is 10,829 characters (approximately 7.5 pages).

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The Morality of Affirmative Action 
The philosophy of the morality of affirmative action is rife with good intentions and second guesses. Both the supporters and detractors have good arguments that stick in the head, so that whichever position taken can make a person feel slightly corrupt. Being pro or can affirmative action can make you feel like a bigot either way, because being pro affirmative action means the state should concede that certain individuals cannot lift themselves out of there current conditions. Being anti affirmative action is to insist that minorities who are statistically disadvantaged are creating their problems for themselves. This binary perspective is a no win situation if someone wants to feel entirely clean....
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.....ients of affirmative action should not feel shame, the same way homosexuals in the United States military should not have to work in silent shame. Barak Obama is wants to abolish Don’t Ask Don’t Tell in favour of a transparent openness. This to me sounds like a better idea, a brighter cleaner light by which to operate. A similar alternative to affirmative action may be waiting already, here in Canada, a glimmer in the corner of our collective eye.
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