During the Civil Rights Movement there was many

During the Civil Rights Movement there was many successes and some failures.The Civil Rights Movement consists of many different things.The one event that I believe has failed is some ways is Affirmative Action.Affirmative action programs promote equal representation of minority groups in the American workplace and public schools.It seeks to remedy the effects of discrimination of specific groups through the force of laws and regulations.In practice, affirmative action can be passive efforts or an aggressive approach to correct historic patterns of racial discrimination.Unfortunately, through the years, affirmative action has changed from equal opportunity for everyone to preferential treatment of minority groups.
The original concept involved only passive efforts such as encouraging institutions to make deliberate attempts to include minorities in employment and in college enrollment.In recent years, affirmative action has become an aggressive effort that requires and measures minority representation.As a result, affirmative action has produced undesirable problems in the American culture.President John F. Kennedyfirst used the term affirmative action in 1961.He signed an Executive Order that stated "the contractor would take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during their employment, without regard to their race, creed, color, or national origin."
Affirmative action was created to give minorities equal educational and employment opportunities. It ahs helped many minority people attend institutions of higher education and obtain better job opportunities, but it has failed to reach the goal of alleviating racial discrimination.Racial discrimination is prevalent in the hiring practices used by businesses in America.Today, the best qualified applicant applying for a job will not necessarily be the applicant that is hired.Supporters of affirmat…