Эссе: Affirmative Action... Equal Protection of the Laws

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...Thus, it provides further equivalent participation of ideas for individuals who are minority or female. An extensive amount of ideas will be introduced because of the wide variety of races in the workplace. A business that is occupied by only one race provides bias information, however a business that is diverse provides further accurate and precise information on a broader scale. Everyone in the diverse work place has an opportunity to pitch in and share their knowledge about their field. Although affirmative action supports minority and females in achieving their goals, it also possesses a downhill progression. It generates unequal opportunities for whites. Also, university selection should not be based on race or ethnicity, but rather on the skill and knowledge the candidate contains. In addition to the several court cases that resolved to allow affirmative action diversify the workplace, affirmative action also provides women and minorities a prospect for equal participation. Despite the increasing numbers of white academics who publicly support the goal of hiring a more diverse faculty -- not only out of a concern for fairness, but because they relish the rich possibilities of intellectual and social exchange in a community that, in President Clinton's phrase, "looks like America" -- race relations in academia are even more strained than they were two decades ago. The University of Indiana states:  "In this regard, Indiana University will recruit, hire, promote, educate, and provide services to persons based upon their individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on arbitrary considerations of such characteristics as age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status."   Affirmative action helps reject candidates based on their race and ethnicity, not on their skills alone. "One should not judge a book by its cover." In other words, a college candidate should not be judged by his/her skin color, but by his/her proficient aptitudes. Candidates must be selected by their qualities to succeed in their place of work or study. ...