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Affirmative Action is Discrimination

Affirmative action is wrong and will not help solve the problems minorities face. The reason it is wrong is because it’s discrimination. It has no place in today’s society in today’s society because it does more bad than good. In addition to that most people don’t enjoy the presence of affirmative action. Also, it appears that affirmative action can actually be detrimental to employees health.

First of all, affirmative action is discrimination, there is no hiding it. When an employer hires anyone because he or she is a minority, even if someone else if more qualified to do the job, it is discrimination. Just because it is reverse discrimination, when whites are discriminated against and minorities are being discriminated for, doesn’t make it right. Affirmative action legalizes discrimination (Steele 1990, 39). “I thought discrimination was illegal in this country (Buchanan 1995, 1).” Also, if this discrimination continues racism in the United States may become worse. Imagine what you would feel like if you couldn’t get a job just because you are a white man and not a hispanic man. The racism will become worse because of it, and that is the very thing it is trying to prevent. It is possible that because of affirmative action, racism will grow and continue to grow until we history repeats itself and we end up living under Jim Crow laws again. That is an extr!

eme possibility to end up under Jim Crow laws again, but it is a definite possibility to end up somewhere close to Jim Crow laws again.

Abortion and the Moral Decay of America

Abortion and the Moral Decay of America

Abortion is a tough issue for our country to deal with. There are, on both sides of the argument, well-meaning and intelligent people – as well as the opposite. Despite the difficulty of this issue, it must be confronted, as it is simultaneously rooted in and influential towards the moral foundations and political ideals of America. As a concerned American and a pursuant of open-mindedness, I have reached the conclusion that abortion is a such a threat to America’s public and private morals that it should be outlawed in all cases except for when the mother’s physical health is seriously threatened. In order to support this conclusion, I intend to address and the pro-choice arguments as represented in the Planned Parenthood site Nine Reasons Abortion is Legal and other pro-choice Internet sites. I will refute their arguments as either misguided in their conclusions, inapplicable or insufficient to justify abortion.

[Good introduction, though your paragraphing is a bit odd–why all the short paragraphs? title of the PP site should be in quotations, both as it is given here and within parenthetical cites below. In general, it’s best not to announce your intentions, but to “just do it.” Also, let me say that below I offer many points to counter your refutations–and I’m sure that has to do with the knowledge that you aren’t arguing for your side of the argument. I probably wouldn’t be as contentious if I thought these were your beliefs. ]

One popular argument posed by choice advocates is that “legal abortion [is] critical to sustaining women’s freedom” (Nine Reasons.) Outlawing abortion, the argument goes, inhibits a woman’s ability to decide the paths her own life will take …

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…News On-line WHO HAS ABORTIONS. Date visited: March 7, 1997.

[Your in-text citations need to match the citations in the list. For example, “Abortion as Birth Control” is given in the parenthetical cite, but it is alphabetized as Planned Parenthood. Also, webpage titles need to go in quotation marks, both in the list cited and in the parenthetical citations.

You present good refutations for many of the points made by Planned Parenthood’s “Nine Reasons” site. The problems involve the supposition that the abortion option is particular to our society–and it isn’t. Even primitive cultures often have identified plants that act as abortifacients.

Your refutation might have been more effective if you had chosen a single claim to refute instead of nine claims. Still you have made a fine effort.]

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