Mar 20 | Discussion : Am I better off than you?

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Affirmative action came along with an effort to improve opportunities for communities or groups that have otherwise been excluded in the past. This was intended to bring in people from these communities/gender to create equal representation in the the workforce.

However, these actions are being met with a lot of strong reactions in the lines of “it reinforces negative stigma”, “it brings less qualified people in the workforce”, “promotes reverse discrimination”. Do you think affirmative action necessary? Are other people harmed by it? How can you deal with the public opinion on it?

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