Affirmative Action – Negative Impact?

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    Dan-R
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    My question is about affirmative action. Do minorities feel it is fair, or would they feel better if they were rewarded solely on merit?
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    Name : Dan-R, Race : White/Caucasian, Age : 23, City : Southgate, State : MI Country : United States, 
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    Hawkley
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    However, I think it is dangerous to assume that all black people have had or are going to have a tougher life than all white people. In your example of two people, i.e. one white, one black with the same qualifications applying for a job, what justifies ALWAYS giving the job to the black person? What if the black guy grew in a high income family and basically had a fun life while the white guy relatively suffered and struggled to get where he was? Does it sound fair to you that he loses his chances on account of color?

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    Name : Hawkley, Gender : M, Sexual Orientation : Straight, Race : Black/African American, Age : 22, City : Chicago, State : IL Country : United States, Education level : Over 4 Years of College, 
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