Reverse Discrimination: The Just Solution

Stephen Daniels


The Civil Rights Act and Executive Order 11246 in an era of intense governmental activity addressing the educational and employment opportunities of minorities and women. These two actions served as the backbone and foundation for the development of affirmative action programs seeking to ensure fairness in employment practices and educational opportunities. These policies appear unfairly discriminatory to many because they seem to violate basic principles of justice and equal protection. This conclusion is reasonable but incorrect. The aim of this paper is to argue that some governmental policies resulting in reverse discrimination are appropriate, justified, demanded.

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