Affirmative Action and Why It Should Be Abolished
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Affirmative Action Fast Facts

Here is some background information about affirmative action as well as a few notable court cases.
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"Affirmative Action Fast Facts." CNN. Cable News Network, 01 Jan. 1970. Web. 12 Nov. 2014.

In this CNN article there are facts stated about affirmative action. The source provides the reader with a timeline of affirmative action events to better understand the history. An important fact given by the article is that affirmative action is reverse discrimination. It uses race as a factor instead of being a color blind society.

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Stanford Magazine - Article

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Sacks, David, and Peter Thiel. "The Case Against Affirmative Action." Stanford Magazine. Standford Alumni, n.d. Web. 10 Nov. 2014.

Authors David Sacks and Peter Thiel believe that affirmative action was meant to stop discrimination but in reality is has just promoted it. They have found that affirmative action actually helps the majority of middle-class and upper-class minorities, where the original intention of affirmative action was to help the disadvantaged. This source is an excellent source because it discusses all of the reasons why affirmative action is no longer needed. They state that "a racist past cannot be undone through more racism" which is exactly what affirmative action is resulting in.

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Affirmative Action Ending?

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Davis, Kimberly. "Affirmative Action Ending?." Diverse: Issues In Higher Education 31.18 (2014): 18-19. Professional Development Collection. Web. 11 Nov. 2014.

In this scholarly journal article the author Kimberly Davis focuses on how colleges use affirmative action in their admissions. She then focuses on what affirmative action's future is in colleges admissions process. Many higher education schools are starting to discontinue using race as a factor in whether or not a student is accepted to the school. This article shows that although some schools still strongly believe in using affirmative action, other schools see that it is not as important as it once was. They know that if one believes they are capable of achieving they will achieve their goals. Affirmative action proposes that minorities are not capable of success and that's why they need they extra assistance in making it into a university. Without affirmative action every person is equal and has an equal chance of being accepted and minorities will know they are equal and they can achieve their goals like every other person.

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University Of Texas Can Continue Affirmative Action, Court Rul... | stofftree

University Of Texas Can Continue Affirmative Action, Court Rul... | stofftree | Affirmative Action and Why It Should Be Abolished | Scoop.it
In a case sent back by the Supreme Court last year, a federal appellate court ruled Tuesday that the university′s use of race as a factor in admissions is accept...
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Greenblatt, Alan. "Universty Of Texas Can Continue Affirmative Action , Court Rules." Web log post. Stofftree. The Two-way, 15 July 2014. Web. 10 Nov. 2014.

This blog posted by Alan Greenblatt concentrates on the University of Texas's decision to use race as a factor in admitting UT Austin into the university. He gives the statistic that an amount of high school's top 7 percent of students are dominated by one race, which is the amount of students they automatically accept upon admissions. That ensures that there will be many minorities attending the university. The blogs displays how universities and colleges are still using affirmative action as part of their admitting process. Affirmative action has been around for a long enough time; therefore, if it is abolished it can help for minorities to excel beyond what every other race expects them to achieve. If higher education schools would cease to use affirmative action in admissions, minorities will be at an equally opportunity with every race in being admitted to college or being accepted for a job.

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Is it time to end affirmative action?

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America's highest court is preparing to announce its decision on the future of affirmative action.
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"Is It Time to End Affirmative Action?" BBC News. BBC News, 14 June 2013. Web. 12 Nov. 2014.

This BBC News video discusses how higher education schools are beginning to ban affirmative action as a factor in admissions. An important point that is made in the video, that makes this source useful is that America is now full of minorities. The largest group of people is now Latinos and the fastest growing group are Asians in America. The country is already so diverse there is no longer a need for this process to take place anymore.

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Affirmative Action and Racial Preference : A Debate: EBSCOhost

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Cohen, Carl, and James P. Sterba. Affirmative Action And Racial Preference : A Debate. Oxford [England]: Oxford University Press, 2003. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 11 Nov. 2014.

In this book focusing on affirmative action author Carl Cohen discusses the history of this practice and its definition. He points out that in a some polls most African Americans and women said that they were "opposed to special preferences."  The book says that affirmative action is to create a color blind society. But affirmative action is just the opposite of that. It focuses on race which is no where near a truly color blind society. This source gives the points that affirmative action is contradicting and irrelevant to modern America.

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Rally for Affirmative Action at U.S. Supreme Court October 10, 2012

Rally for Affirmative Action at U.S. Supreme Court October 10, 2012 | Affirmative Action and Why It Should Be Abolished | Scoop.it
Students and activists call for diversity outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington October 10, 2012.
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Rally for Affirmative Action at U.S. Supreme Court October 10, 2012." Flickr. Yahoo!, 10 Oct. 2012. Web. 10 Nov. 2014.

This picture was taken at a rally outside of the U.S. Supreme Court. The picture shows a man holding up a sign that reads "Diversity makes us stronger," displaying his support for affirmative action. Affirmative action was once a relevant practice, but enough time has passed where affirmative action is no longer needed. Minorities have come a long way since racism and oppression. All races have shown that they can excel in society and reach goals such as attending a university and attaining a career. Abolishing this practice will reach goal for America to be at equal opportunities and not base success on race. Ridding affirmative action will can result in minorities becoming more independent and able to reach goals on their own and by working equally as hard as every other race. This will result in a much stronger diverse generation.

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Sophia Wushanley | Imaginary America - The Daily Pennsylvanian

Sophia Wushanley | Imaginary America - The Daily Pennsylvanian | Affirmative Action and Why It Should Be Abolished | Scoop.it
In imaginary America, affirmative action is unfair because it treats two equally privileged candidates unequally. It is unnecessary because Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream has been realized and we all see character, not skin.
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Wushanley, Sophia. "Sophia Wushanley | Imaginary America." The Daily Pennsylvanian ::. The Daily Pennsylvanian, 27 Oct. 2014. Web. 06 Nov. 2014. 

In this newspaper article journalist Sophia Wushanley explains why she believes affirmative action should be abolished. She suggests that colleges should grade blindly to reduce the gender and race-based bias that goes along with it. Wushanley points out that most people believe that affirmative action is a race problem in the 21st century. She even brings up Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream that people will be recognized for their content of their character and not the color of their skin. Continuing to use affirmative action keeps America in the past and holds it back from moving forward into a society that does not care about race or gender. This source is important because it points out that affirmative action is not needed anymore in the 21st century America and how it can continue to make America race and gender-based. 

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