The Impact of Affirmative Action

Over the past several decades, many fewer minority students would have been admitted to college or into professional programs without the assistance of affirmative action.


In recent years, however, Supreme Court rulings “have been hard” on such programs, with critics expressing concern about quota systems. Much of the current debate about affirmative action is over whether or not it should be used to correct past inequities. Experts discuss the effect of affirmative action and controversy surrounding it.

How has it become a quota system and why can this be detrimental to a companys success? How has it aided cultural distribution?