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CON 1

WHY ARE WE USING AFFIRMATIVE ACTION  TO CORRECT A 200 YEAR OLD MISTAKE? THERE IS NO ONE ALIVE WHO WAS AFFECTED.

 

PRO 1.1

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO MAKE UP FOR SLAVERY, IT IS AN ATTEMPT TO CORRECT TODAY'S DISCRIMINATION AGAINST MINORITIES AND WOMEN IN OUR SOCIETY. 

 

CON 2

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION CAUSES UNQUALIFIED APPLICANTS TO GET JOBS WHILE TOTALLY QUALIFIED PEOPLE ARE LEFT OUT. BASED ON THEIR RACE OR GENDER.

 

PRO 2.1

selection of unqualified OVER QUALIFIED candidates is not permitted under federal affirmative action guidelines and should not be equated with legal forms of affirmative action. 

 

PRO 2.2

THE GOAL OF affirmative action IS FOR THE MINORITIES OR FEMALES TO  HAVE AN FAIR CHANCE, IF THE QUALIFICATIONS ARE COMPARABLE.

 

CON 3

ITS GETTING SO THAT A WHITE MALE DOESN'T HAVE A CHANCE OF GETTING AHEAD.

 

PRO 3.1

BUSINESSES IN THE PAST AND TO A SOME EXTENT TODAY, HAVE HAD A TENDENCY TO HIRE WHITE MALES. EVEN TO THE EXTENT THAT IN SOME CASES IF A FEMALE OR A MINORITY HAD BETTER QUALIFICATIONS THE WHITE MALE WOULD STILL GET THE JOB.

 

PRO 3.2

IF WE DO AWAY WITH AFFIRMATIVE ACTION THE "GOOD OLD BOY" HIRING PRACTICES WILL LEAVE OUT ANYONE WHO IS NOT A WHITE MALE.

 

PRO 4

IF BLACKS ARE TAKING ALL THE WHITE MALE JOBS HOW COME  blacks are still more than twice as likely as whites to be unemployed, EVEN WITH AFFIRMATIVE ACTION.

 

CON 5

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION MAY EVEN BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MORE DISCRIMINATION. IT GENERATES RESENTMENT THAT SPREADS.

 

PRO 6

LOOK AT WHERE WE WERE BEFORE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION. THIS COUNTRY IS DEFINITELY BETTER NOW, BUT STILL HAS A WAYS TO GO.

 

 

 

 

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