The Case Against Affirmative Action

  title={The Case Against Affirmative Action},
  author={Louis P. Pojman},
  journal={International Journal of Applied Philosophy},
  • L. Pojman
  • Published 1 April 1998
  • Philosophy
  • International Journal of Applied Philosophy
Affirmative action is becoming the most controversial social issue of our day. In this essay, I examine nine arguments on the moral status of affirmative action. I distinguish between weak affirmative action, whixch seeks to provide fair opportunity to all citizens, from strong affirmative action, which enjoins preferential treatment to groups who have been underrepresented in social positions. I conclude that while weak affirmative action is morally reuired, strong affirmative action is… 

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