Legalized Discrimination in America this paper is about how affirmative action is a form of legalized discrimination towards whites in the United states.

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United States history is filled with discrimination and injustice. Many Americans have fought for equality in the past. Dr. King marched for the rights of African Americans; someone needs to take a stand for those who are discriminated against because of affirmative action. Affirmative action is one of the many discrimination battles being debated in America today. "Affirmative action is simply another name for racial preferences" (Sadler 70). Affirmative action is a form of legalized discrimination and should be abolished.

For years minority groups have fought for their civil rights in the United States. African Americans, Native Americans, women and the disabled have won numerous civil rights cases in the United States Supreme Court. Their success has brought forth a movement of affirmative action. "Affirmative action we tentatively define as a program for giving preference to individual applicants for positions in educational institutions, or in employment, based on that person's membership in a previously discriminated-against racial, ethnic, or gender minority"(Coates 1).

Many minority people get an advantage over white males when it comes to receiving education and jobs in the United States. Affirmative action discriminates against the majority of the United States population. Affirmative action was created to give minorities a greater opportunity to succeed in education and in work, "Injustice is not healed by more injustice..." (Coates 5).

"Nearly every elite college in America violates the law" (Robinson 363). Colleges like the University of Michigan award big points towards admission for being a minority; points that an average white applicant would not receive. For example, if a white male applies to a college and a person of a minority also applies to the same school, then the minority applicant gets an advantage because of his or her race. The non-minority applicant may have better grades, higher test scores and...