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Affirmative action is a policy that encourages the increased representation of members of a minority group. In the U.S. these policies are often enacted by employers and educational institutions in education or employment. See recent affirmative action news
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No. Affirmative action is no longer needed and hurts those who are qualified but aren't the minority. 5 years ago from a Republican in Washington, DC
Govco should help people of all races & ethnicity to HELP THEMSELVES. 50 years ago, affirmative action was necessary. Now it often causes simple reverse discrimination. Now, anybody of any race or ethnicity can succeed in equal measure given effort... 5 years ago from a Democrat in Fort Mill, SC
GIVING SPECIAL TREATMENT TO MINORITIES IS STILL A FORM OF HIPOCRACY..... I DO BELIEVE THAT THOSE WHO NEED HELP SHOULD BE GIVEN HELP AND TOUGHT TO HELP THEMSELVES AND OTHERS... NOT TO JUST LIVE ON HANDOUTS FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES. 5 years ago from a Republican in Indianapolis, IN
As a country that has force fed us the idea that all men are created equal, the favorable treatment of any specific race needs to end. I don't care what your ethnic background is. If you work for it, you will eventually get there. If I don't get... 5 years ago from a Green in Charles Town, WV
No, no one should be granted favorable treatment on any basis. However, discrimination based on ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, etc. should be prosecuted. 5 years ago from a Republican in Alexandria, VA
Affirmative action should be replaced with vigorous enforcement of equal opportunity laws backed up by draconian penalties. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Garden City, MI
I support helping anyone who is willing and able or those unable to help themselves and contribute to the society as responsible citizen. I believe that everyone regadless of race, ethnicity or otherwise should have the same opportunities. Favoring any... 5 years ago from a Republican in Greenville, SC
No Affirmative programs. All white males who suffered from these programs and discrimination from minorities should be extremely compensated. 5 years ago from a Republican in Sargent, GA
There are very few affirmative action programs still in existence so the issue is not important. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Fort Worth, TX
The government should not give anyone any favorable or unfavorable treatment based on their race, gender, ethnicity, religion, etc. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Chester, VA
No. Ppl with intelligence hire other ppl based on qualifications, merit, etc. Hiring based on race and/or gov't imposed quotas is unfair to the best candidate if he or she doesn't meet the race/gender requirement. Racism is a dying idea, thank... 5 years ago from a Republican in Lake Worth, FL
Yes, however it should be used to rectify social disadvantages and then can be done away with once that has been accomplished. 5 years ago from a Socialist in Clementon, NJ
No, Affirmative action is the cause of the American double standards, It should be abolished. 5 years ago from a Republican in Baltimore, MD
Studies should be done to see where fairness will or will not prevail without aap's and states and counties make final decisions. 5 years ago from a Republican in Saint Paul, MN
No, and they should be abolished. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Annapolis, MD
Mixed. Despite it creating more opportunities for minorities, affirmative action can create a bias towards hiring minorities based on leaving equally qualified workers to be rejected in favor of minorities. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Reynoldsburg, OH
Minority groups should be given equal chances to a majority. They should not receive a job because of their ethnicity, but they should not be disqualified because of their race. 5 years ago from a Republican in Alexander, AR
Racism should be dealt with directly by community organizations meeting the racists head on and fighting against them if necessary. 5 years ago from a Socialist in Portland, OR
Only to the point of where it levels the playing field. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Staunton, VA
Not Anymore! They have changed their criteria over time and have gotten involved way in over their heads on things that do not pertain to their cause. Especially on Religion and crime. Their stance was about discrimination of sex and color in employment... 5 years ago from a Republican in Garden City, ID
Yes, to some extent. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Depew, NY
No, but we should offer social programs to address poverty regardless of race or ethnicity before any existing affirmative action programs are cut. 5 years ago from a Socialist in North Waltham, MA
Underserved areas should be allowed to build and develop regardless of the race or identity of the community.
The potential of the individual should be considered before the classification. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Florence, KY
No, fair hiring for jobs should lie on the business owner not the government. There should not be programs giving ANYONE special treatment because of the color of their skin. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Clemmons, NC