On Affirmative Action

Question 1
What are the rights protected under affirmative action?

Question 2:
Are the rights of white males protected under Affirmative Action? Why or why not?

Question 3

Does Affirmative Action require the meeting of quotas? Why or why not?

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...e that this particular subject takes on many forms as lawmakers continue to try and define it to fit reverse discrimination as well.

Marquita Sykes states in her article that "Affirmative action, the set of public policies and initiatives designed to help eliminate past and present discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, is under attack". (Sykes)

Question 2:
Are the rights of white males protected under Affirmative Action? Why or why not?

This particular question continues to be debated throughout the court system. Many would say yes, some would say no. There was a case in 1978(University of California Regents vs. Allan Bakke) that prompted the controversy. In an effort to maintain its quota of 16%minorities, Mr. Bakke was rejected twice by the medical school although he had significantly higher grade point averages than a number of the minority applicants who were accepted.

The Supreme Court ruled that race can be a factor in order to meet the quotas and further stated that since it was an education issue that quotas could not be used in this matter for Bakke to be accepted to medical school.

In my opinion, I believe that there is still an issue in regards to white males being protected under Affirmative Action. I believe that white males still have more opportunity than minorities. For example, I have worked for the same company for over 10 years. This is a global company and I have been in the inner workings of the company. There was an incident in which a white male ...