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The Pros And Cons Of Affirmative Action

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The Pros And Cons Of Affirmative Action

The Supreme Court upheld a challenge to the University of Texas at Austin’s affirmative action program Thursday, reigniting debate over the merits of policies that favor members of groups frequently targeted by discrimination. Here are the pros and cons of affirmative action:

PROS

  • Diversifies bank’s pool of future student loan debtors
  • Allows white people to feel good about the places they go to school
  • Most convenient way for racists to call into question minorities’ achievements
  • Protects equality in the workplace for next few years until androids replace entire U.S. workforce
  • Intermediate Fiction Seminar could really benefit from having a wider variety of voices
  • Easiest way for nation to skate by doing the bare minimum to address pervasive racial inequality

CONS

  • Nation’s long history of racial grievances already solved by Civil Rights Act of 1957
  • Distracts from true measures of academic preparedness, such as SAT scores and parents’ presence on school’s alumni board
  • Acknowledges existence of race
  • Some students might arrive on campus unprepared for the cutthroat sorority rush process
  • My Declan definitely should’ve gotten into Penn
  • Is potentially unfavorable to a different group of people than usual

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