AFFIRMATIVE ACTION IN THE UNITED STATES

Kenneth Williams

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This article will address the current state of affirmative action in higher education in the United States.  The article will begin with a brief history of discrimination and racism that African Americans have endured in the United States and how the Supreme Court of the U.S had failed to protect their rights.  Following the discussion, the article will outline some of the improvements in African American life since official discrimination ended and has given the overall current socio-economic status of African Americans and Latinos in the United States and the continuing discrimination that these groups face. There is a continuing need for affirmative action in order for these groups to gain equality.  The article will then discuss the use of affirmative action as a means of correcting some of the injustices visited upon African Americans and Latinos. Although affirmative action is used in many contexts, including by corporations and governmental entities, this article will focus on the use of affirmative action in higher education.  The use of affirmative action in higher education has been controversial and has led to many legal challenges before the Supreme Court of the United States.  This article will review these legal challenges and conclude with a discussion of the current state of affirmative action in higher education in the United States.

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