Affirmative Action in today’s society is affecting certain races opportunities in enrolling in a certain high school or college. Affirmative Action is unconstitutional it violates the 14th Amendment. The 14th Amendment addresses citizenship rights and equal protection of the law. Honestly, I believe Affirmative Action should be removed since certain ethnicities have their backs against the wall. This makes it unfair since certain races like African American have a higher chance of acceptance then others like Asian Americans.Affirmative Action was formed from the outcome of the Civil Rights Movements in the 1960’s; it was created to help provide equal opportunities for minorities in enrollment. Many presidents used Affirmative Action to have equal employment opportunities, to create more of diversity in jobs. President Lyndon Johnson had an executive order pass so that government contractors would need to use Affirmative Action. President Johnson wanted this so that government contractor firms were more diversified. President Kennedy was the first president to talk about Affirmative Action. He used Affirmative Action to help attain equality for employees. Affirmative Action focused mainly on African Americans for employment in jobs and enrollment in education. Since it was focusing mainly on African Americans it caused many conflicts during admission to college/high school. Many regular court cases got sent to supreme courts where they debated if it was fair or not fair to have Affirmative Action in admissions. Some famous cases are Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978), Grutter v. Bollinger (2003), and Fisher v. The University Of Texas. In the case of Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, a 35-year-old white man who applied to medical school was rejected twice, even though he exceeded all of the requirements. He had a better GPA and test scores than the minority students that were admitted within the two years that he applied for medical school. The outcome of this case was that the medical school needed to admit Bakke into their program because it violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. In the case, Grutter v. Bollinger Barbara Grutter was denied admission to the University Of Michigan Law School. The outcome of this case was that the University Of Michigan Law School didn’t violate the 14th Amendment Equal Protection Clause since law schools conduct highly individualized reviews. In the final case, Fisher v The University of Texas, Fisher didn’t get accepted because she was in the top 10 percentile of her class. The Texas legislature made a law that the University Of Texas accepts students who are in the top 10 percentile in their respective classes. The outcome of this case was that the University Of Texas was allowed to keep Affirmative Action in their admission process. All these cases show that certain ethnicities have their backs against the wall, while other ethnicities have an advantage. I believe Affirmative Action is violating the 14th Amendment and thus, this makes Affirmative Action unconstitutional. Affirmative Action is a violation of the 14th Amendment because it gives a certain race an advantage in enrollment. Since the main purpose of Affirmative Action is to help minorities such as African Americans and Latinos, it decreases the opportunities given to Asian American students. This shows that Affirmative Action should be banned because it violates the Constitution by prioritizing a certain race above others; giving a certain race more rights than others. According to the NY Times, an Asian American student named Austin Jia, had a near-perfect sat score and a higher GPA than all of his peers weren’t accepted in many prestigious universities like Harvard, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, and Columbia. While his peers with lower test scores were accepted by those colleges. This gives a huge disadvantage for Asian American students just because they have the last name of Chan or maybe a Lin. Some people say that having Affirmative Action is an advantage. The advantage of Affirmative Action is it helps create more of diversity in certain jobs and in schools. I believe that Affirmative Action is actually a big problem. Although Affirmative action creates more of diversity in certain schools is the students accepted because of Affirmative Action working as hard as races that don’t have Affirmative Action on their side. According to the daily signal, an Asian American student named Michael Wang got rejected by 6 different Ivy League colleges even though he had a perfect ACT score and GPA. He also sang at President Obama’s inauguration and has many more incredible accolades. This just shows that some super hard working kids are getting rejected by their race but not by how they are performing in school, this is just unfair and unconstitutional. Affirmative Action I believe is unconstitutional and gives certain race more of an advantage during admission time. Affirmative Action makes it unfair to students that try really hard to get accepted but are rejected because of their race. Also, it violates the 14th amendment since it doesn’t give every race the same advantages. They’re not all treated equally if one race gets the benefit of the doubt. Therefore I believe that Affirmative Action should be removed since it’s unfair to certain ethnicities.
July 22, 2019 0 Comments