Affirmative action: a success story

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.

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.

Share this story:

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK