- Posted October 24, 2012 by
Palm Coast, Florida
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Should affirmative action still exist?
Affirmative Action is one of those policies unfortunately enacted to right a wrong with the intended outcome not realized to this day. Although I reluctantly agree with its continuation, the merits have been mired in a societal netherworld. Nearly fifty years later we are still a divisive fractured nation carved to pieces with respect to women’s rights, religious piety, cultural ignorance, racial bias, educational failure, and wrongly perceived nationalism. Enacted to ensure the civil rights of minorities along many societal threads, the very act itself belied a deeper uncomfortable truth in American society…that we are a nation, then and still, divided amongst itself in every humanistic perspective possible. Sadly, it is solely our civil and human rights laws such as this that defend and keep us from devolving into the madness of theocracy, ethnic cleansing, and fascism so evidentiary in the very nations of the world we rail against on less newsworthy days.
Our legislative officials battle needlessly with inane topics such as creationism and political correctness. Our educational system is in shambles, mired in the endless stagnate cesspool resulting from arguments about tenure and statistics over progression and worldwide competiveness. Women’s rights are yet guided by Bronze Age dogmatic edicts pushed forward by elected officials nonetheless. Ignorance and failure has become an acceptable measure with entire swaths of society and yet we move forward with whatever is deemed comfortable, pleasurable, and inane. For Affirmative Action to realize its intended outcome the deeper rooted ills facing American society must be addressed in meaningful measures. Hiring women at 60 cents per male earned dollar is simply not the answer as is hiring minorities who have not earned the education they so desperately needed due to political posturing.
Wherever there is intelligence there is the death of ignorance. Where there is inclusiveness there is the death of seclusion. Where there is hope there is the death of nihilism. Where there is acceptance there is the death of reluctance. Where there is humanism there is the death of dogmatism. Where there is humanity….there is the death of everything else not standing with humanity. On that day, we’ll no longer need to demand a law for that which is self-evident….that ALL are born equal and ALL should be educated equally so ALL may truly be equal.