In a diverse setting one can grow from interacting with people from different backgrounds by learning about their cultures and experiences. In classrooms with people from different identity groups, students and faculty members can learn new perspectives from each other.
This address takes the reader to the article against affirmative action.
Links to the "for" article and other related articles appear on the left-hand side of the stanfordalumni.org/news/magazine/1996/sepoct/articles/This website was compiled by Judy Kirmmse, former Affirmative Action Officer at Connecticut College, and Yalidy Mercedes Matos '09.
If that were the case, then the Regents of the University of California v.
Bakke decision back in 1978 should have put out the fires of controversy because it affirmed the constitutionality of considering race in college admissions decisions.
We created this page of our Web site to set forth reasons in support of, and in opposition to affirmative action, with the intent that these summaries would be helpful to students who are writing research papers about affirmative action, a controversial topic.
In support of Affirmative Action Affirmative Action is designed to end the discrimination of people based on race and nationality.
Affirmative action is an imperfect tool designed to help eliminate racial and sexual barriers to access, promotion, and success in the workplace and in college admission.
Many members of the College's administration and faculty believe that there is still a need for its use in our society.
Other Web sites of Interest Stanford University's Encyclopedia of Philosophy describes the history of affirmative action from a philosophical perspective, paying attention to both support for it and opposition to it: The American Council on Education published a report in 1997 entitled, "The Case for Affirmative Action."One issue of the Stanford University Magazine focused on this topic in 1996.
The articles can be found at the following address.