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Q: Affirmative action programs were intended to remove institutional discrimination and give minorities opportunities that had previously been unfairly denied them. Do you support these programs? Do you
think they have worked as intended? Explain
A: Several justifications can be offered for affirmative action. [ Because, by definition, affirmative action involves working to assist society?s less-advantaged members, one reason to promote affirmative action policies is to remedy the effects of past discrimination. This remedial justification of affirmative action recognizes that wrongs have been committed in the past and acknowledges a moral
obligation to set things right. Opponents of affirmative action do not contest the moral obligation to remediate past harm. Read more: Affirmative Action - PROS AND CONS, THE ORIGINS OF, LEGAL TREATMENT OF, POLITICAL AND SOCIAL DEBATES, THE FUTURE - JRank Articles ]
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