I am all for affirmative action! Everyone should be at liberty and given the opportunity to work. Sadly to some work is a curse word and a foreign vocabulary. Work may be a four letter word, but it certainly should not be counted a curse. On the contrary, it is a curse to not work and make a meaningful contribution to society.
You make a living not by what you get, but by what you give. Affirmative action is designed to empower people to have the ability to give back and add value. Once a person values himself, he consequently can add value to others.
Redressing past discrimination against women and minority groups is appropriate and fair. Improving economic and educational opportunities for the disenfranchised is moral and right. Our government should make every effort to fix what they deprived minorities and women of historically in our nation. Repentance must be followed by reformation and restitution. This is precisely what affirmative action is all about. Lip service alone does not cut it.
Nevertheless at some point people must stand on their own two feet. By no means should the qualified be disqualified because they do not belong to the discriminated group. Such is reverse discrimination and it also is alive and well. Hence the extreme controversy over the policy of affirmative action.
Let us all equally encourage the representation of women and minority-group members in places of employment and academia. When we all are given the opportunity to be our personal best, we all collectively become better in society.
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