DIVERSITY, BY WHAT MEANS IS IT NESECCERY? .
The debates about affirmative action are about more than legal issues. Taking action to end racism is the challenge and responsibility of every single person in our society, as well as of the institutions and organizations, which have such a large impact on our lives. Yet today there is an outspoken minority who want to stop affirmative action not only as a legal remedy, but also as a social commitment. Now that affirmative action has led to some social changes there are those who are saying our society has gone too far in correcting racial injustice. Of course, this vocal minority is not challenging traditional forms of preference and discrimination that favor the rich, the educated, white people and men. And that's why I have chosen this topic of diversity, because it is one that still continues to be a sore spot in America. .
With years of change and constant focus, we as a people continue to find ways to bridge the gap and level the playing field in a much larger vineyard. But there are still thousands of examples of situations where people of color, white women, and working class women and men of all races who were previously excluded from jobs or educational opportunities, or were denied opportunities once admitted, have gained access through affirmative action. When these policies received executive branch and judicial support, vast numbers of people of color, white women and immigrants have gained access they would not otherwise have had. These gains have led to very real changes. Affirmative action programs have not eliminated racism, nor have they always been implemented without problems. .
It is necessary to get a full understanding of what affirmative action is. Not only must you understand it's meaning, but you must also understand whom it affects and in what way it has changed there lives. With a little incite and wisdom from others I intend to prove that the diversity that affirmative action has brought to this country was well worth the struggles that seam to rise up.