Presentation on theme: "AFFIRMATIVE ACTION Vice President of Unity and Social Justice."— Presentation transcript:
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION Vice President of Unity and Social Justice
Statistics Regents of the University of California v. Bakke Since the late 1980s, students of color have increased their total college enrollment by 57.2 percent. On average, a woman with a Master’s degree makes $4,765 less than a man with an undergraduate degree. Although white men make up only 48 % of the college- educated workforce, they hold over 90 % of the top jobs in the news media, 96 % of CEO positions, 86 % of law firm partnerships, and 85 % of tenured college faculty positions.
The Issue Against Reverse discrimination Lowers standards of accountability Demeans minorities’ achievements Admittance of ill equipped candidates only leads to failure For Equality and fairness Diversity is critical to the future strength of our society and our economy Disparities still exist Disadvantaged candidates
Is it just? Is diversity necessary for a “well-rounded” education? Is the color of skin more important than the content of character? Is affirmative action still necessary to ensure equality? Are privileged individuals on the same playing field as those who are less fortunate?