Affirmative Action: Who Does It Benefit
This is the third section within the Integration topic. This discussion will focus on affirmative action and whether or not the program is doing more harm than good within the Black Community.
The 3 Questions
1. Do you believe that Black people should receive special accommodations, ie. affirmative action, for things such as college admission and employment opportunities, why or why not?
2. Do you feel the “boot straps” narrative is fair or unfair, specifically when applied to Black people?
3. Who do you believe benefits the most from Affirmative Action and why?
Black people have been subjugated to the very worst that America has had to offer. Since the beginning of our arrival in the western world with European settlers, everything has been done to either completely impede the progress of Black people gaining the rights of a normal citizenship or purposefully undercut after any kind of legislation was rendered in favor of us gaining basic rights everyone was supposed to be given from inception. This continuous struggle of forcing America to recognize the humanity of Black people continues to this day. However, there have been some victories along the way to help even out the miscarriages of equality throughout the years as shown in programs designed to assist Black people into getting higher education or an opportunity at employment i.e., affirmative action. Yet, this program has come under fire by not only white Americans but even some Black ones who feel this type of assistance is an insult opposed to a hand up. And like before, has recently been challenged legislatively to again derail Black people in America from our steady march towards full citizenry. The opposition of even some Black people begs for the question to be asked on whether the installation of affirmative action helping in the destruction of the Black Community?
Please write in and response to our 3 poll questions or post some questions that you would like to see asked. These question and more were addressed on 4/18/2021..