We’ve heard it many times before: “If affirmative action helps people of color, isn’t it reverse racist? Doesn’t it take away from deserving white people to benefit less deserving minorities?”
Marina Watanabe’s got the answers to these questions. Without a full understanding of what affirmative action is actually aiming to do, it’s easy to see it as something that’s harmful.
But with this clear breakdown of the history and purpose of affirmative action, you’ll understand why it’s necessary.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- Stop Saying Affirmative Action Disadvantages White Students
- 3 Reasons Why Being Anti-Racist Isn’t Code for Being Anti-White
Marina Watanabe is a Contributing Vlogger for Everyday Feminism and a vlogger, blogger, overenthusiastic tweeter, college student, and creator of embarrassing literary tees. Check out her Tumblr, or follow her on Twitter @marinashutup!
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