I believe it is being used incorrectly at this point in time. If people are to be hired on their merits only (race, gender, etc. not being a factor), those indicators should not be any part of a person's application.
No. There was a time when the playing field needed to be equalised, but now there is no excuse - that is if it is in a first world country.
Reverse discrimination is as unfair and morally unreasonable and unfathomable as discrimination in general.
yes but in such a way that it does not compromise merit n duznt breed incompetence.
It's a difficult question. On the one hand no, because my generation is not responsible for the hardship of what black people endured 200 years ago. I refuse to accept that they are. However, my generation has directly benefited from the black population being kept down throughout history. The black man built America into the richest country in the world, building the country and not getting paid a cent for it. Is that population owed some sort of compensation for what their great, great, great grandparents suffered for though? I'm not sure, though I'm inclined to say no.
The whole edifice of government is sustained and its integrity maintained (or undermined) by a bottom-up process. As is often observed, 'the fish may rot from the head', and corruption may filter down through poor leadership examples and practices but, it is public awareness and, where warranted, public outrage, that is a society's ultimate defence. Where all else fails, the final sanction is revolution. However, the assumption underlying the approach advanced here, is that evolution, not revolution, can be an effective and a preferable route to society participation-through democratic processes and involving the private sector, media, professions, churches and mosques, as well as NGOs. Thus, reform is initiated and sustained not only by politicians and policy makers, but also by members of civil society.
It is a complete necessity for governments to ensure everyone receives the same opportunities including education, healthcare and standard of living.
Affirmative Action is a complete waste of time. No group of people should get special laws passed just for them, that isn't fair to the other millions of people that don't benefit from it. In a way, it's racial profiling, and it needs to be stopped. All Americans are created equal, and no one groups should be treated differently than others.
Absolutely I dont agree at this point. The point seems total crap for me. Humanity should be placed on top.
Yes, when there is a need for it
Yes, if by 'affirmative action' you mean people speaking their minds and challenging the status quo.