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Affirmative action: a success story

April 27, 1995



The recent focus on affirmative action has completely been taken out of context. Affirmative action is a successful federal program that is only being brought back into the spotlight by Republicans playing the race card once again.

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Cases of ''reverse discrimination'' make up such a small number of discrimination cases in the courts today.

By focusing on such a small number, it makes our society look uninformed and out of touch with the larger and more important issues of race.

I encourage people to look at the success of affirmative action, which has created a more open and diverse work force that does not discriminate against minorities.

The fact is we do not live in a colorblind society. Eliminating affirmative action would only prove how out of touch we Americans really are with race relations in America today.

Paul A. Farahvar, Oak Brook, Ill.