Affirmative Action
Affirmative action was implemented with the idea and hope that America would
finally become truly equal. The tension of the 1960\'s civil rights movement had
made it very clear, that the nation\'s minority and female population were not
receiving equal social and economic opportunity. The implementation of
affirmative action was America\'s first honest attempt at solving a problem, it
had previously chose to ignore. However, there are many people that don\'t see
affirmative action as a positive solution to this major societal problem of
racial inequality. These people feel that Affirmative action uses reverse
discrimination to solve the problem of discrimination in the workplace. The

Enthymeme Affirmative action uses reverse discrimination to solve the problem of
discrimination because Affirmative action makes employers have to choose from
the best available employee from the minorities, instead of having the
possibility to choose simply the best employee. A= Affirmative action v1= uses

B= reverse discrimination to solve the problem of discrimination Because A=

Affirmative action v2= makes C= employers have to choose from the best available
employee from the minorities, instead of having the possibility to choose the
best available employee. Assumption: Anything that makes employers have to
choose from the best available employee from the minorities, instead of having
to simply choosing the best available employee uses reverse discrimination to
solve the problem of discrimination. Assumption and Audience The assumption for
this paper will appeal to employees who do not qualify for Affirmative action,
as well as employers and minorities. Employees not qualifying for Affirmative
action feel shortchanged due to the fact employers, for a lesser skilled
employee, bypassed them. They feel tricked by the government or the minority
therefore firing up racism among the bypassed group, while Affirmative action
was introduced to decrease racism. Employers also feel as if they have ended up
with a lesser skilled employee therefore increasing the amount of lesser quality
work. Employees provided with equal opportunity jobs bear the mark of "not
being the best pick, but only the best pick from a limited group."

Organization Question at Issue: Does Affirmative action use reverse
discrimination to solve discrimination? Definition of A: Affirmative action is
an active effort to improve the employment or educational opportunities for
members minority groups and women. A -* C Relationship: Affirmative action
causes federal contractors/employers to choose from the best available employee
from the minorities instead of choosing the best available employee from the
whole Definition of B: Reverse discrimination to solve the problem of
discrimination is using discerning treatment against a white male or female
instead of a black male or female to solve a problem of racial inequality. A -*

B Relationship: Affirmative action uses reverse discrimination to solve the
problem of discrimination. Definition of C: Employers ability to choose the best
available employee from the whole instead of a select minority is the outcome of
affirmative action. It insures that minorities are recruited to have real
opportunities to be hired in the workplace. C -* B Relationship: By employers
having to choose from the best of a minority group for employment rather than
just simply the best employee, reverse discrimination is used to solve the
problem of discrimination. This is due to the fact that unequal opportunity is
given to the minority. Research Encarta 1998 Encyclopedia http://www.purdue.edu/HUMANREL/tis_aa.htm

Conclusion This argument would be represented in an editorial form due to its
appeal to the common everyday man trying to make an honest living. Affirmative

Action Animosity Affirmative action is the U.S. program set forth in the early

1970\'s to correct the effects of past discrimination by giving preferential
treatment to women and ethnic minorities in the workplace. At the time of
affirmative action\'s induction to society, proponents of affirmative action
programs felt that the only way to increase the number of minorities in the
workplace was to establish a system of quotas to be maintained by law. However,
by forming and maintaining these laws over the past twenty-five years, a
development of an entirely new set of problems arose; problems that would fuel
controversy over affirmative action. A majority of people are dissatisfied with
current affirmative action policies, but are opposed to eliminating them
completely: "Americans hold doggedly to notions of family and liberty, but
they also believe in a sort of rough equality of opportunity that gives the
underdog a real chance in life" (Kahlenberg 209). Once necessary,
affirmative action programs have outlived their usefulness, and promote
discrimination by continuing to allow for unfair hiring practices. Affirmative
action uses reverse discrimination to solve the problem of discrimination
because it makes employers have to choose from the best available employee from
the minorities, instead of having the