Affirmative Action Laws Are Fair
Affirmative action laws have been widely debated since the rise of affirmative action movements of 1960s and consequent enactment of affirmative action laws. Affirmative action refer to group of policies and laws which are meant to correct the past injustices that have been perpetrated discrimination based on different social factors. Affirmative action laws are directed towards elimination of discrimination in different social areas like hiring, admissions, and others where there has been rampant discrimination based on factors like race, gender, religious orientation, and others.
However, the necessity and appropriateness of affirmative action laws has been widely debated with the opposing sides taking different stands and giving concrete reasons that prove their case. Affirmative action laws are taken to ensure that there is equality in the society. It is rooted on elimination of discrimination rather than waiting for the society to fix discrimination problems that have been perpetrated for centuries by natural means. Affirmative action laws are just meant to enforce the moral obligations that have not been fulfilled in the society. As such, affirmative action should not be perceived as a mechanism to discriminate or favor others in the society.