Saturday, June 1, 2019
Affirmative Action :: social issues
Affirmative ActionRobert K. Miller, author of The Informed Argument, describes approbatory action as, an active effort to function members of historically oppressed groups gain admission to American universities and entrance into a diverse range of jobs previously reserved for white males (145). Miller also states that this was the mentation of the 1970s complaisant rights movements (144). Things have changed throughout these past 30 years. Societys way of thinking has changed so much that logical protest has lift against affirmative action by both protesters and supporters of the action alike. Constance Horner, a quest scholar in the Brookings Governmental Scholars program and publisher of Reclaiming the Vision, which can be constitute in The Informed Argument, is an opponent of supporting affirmative action. Michael Tomasky, author of the excerpt, Reaffirming the Vision, which can be found in The Informed Argument, from his book, Left for Dead The Life, Death, and Possible Re surrection of liberal Politics in America, is a supporter of affirmative action. Proving that affirmative action needs to be abolished or improved is something to debate, which Horner and Tomasky do in their written opinions. Constantine Horner explains that affirmative action is causing the opposite result today from its intentions 30 years ago. The loss of jobs for white Americans has opened the floodgates of protest. The mere suggestion of a reformation of the civil rights result has caused a rising distrust in the black American community towards the politics involved. What black Americans dont touch, Horner believes, is the mis place of under subject participants in overwhelming situations. The need to fill race quotas has put under qualified applicants in positions at places of employment therefore, making it harder, if not impossible, for the employee to receive promotions. The placement of a person in a university based solely on the color of their skin has caused a colleg e dropout rate for blacks of almost two-thirds (Horner 150). The resolution Horner gives is to be persevering and to evolve and change, just as Americans have been doing, as long as we are moving forward with progress. Michael Tomasky gives the hint that maybe he is willing to see affirmative action changed, if even so slightly, but the feeling he gives in his excerpt, Reaffirming the Vision, was one not of a man to let his belief be easily swayed. Tomasky lets the reader know what side he is on by saying, from a pro-affirmative action point of view (153).