THE INTENT OF THE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION – Coursework Example
The intent of Affirmative action Introduction UoC Medical School has two admissions having a capa of least 100 students who based on their capability attend regular as well as special programs. The former program comprises committee members tasked with the role of admitting applicants whereas the chairman bears the responsibility of providing names on a waiting list for applicants with special skills. There exists a separate committee whose role is to run the special admission program where the applicants are chosen from the minority group. The group consists of blacks, Chicanos, Asians and American Indians whose applications are rated differently without consideration of the average pass mark.
The intent of the affirmative action was to admit applicants considered as economically and/or educationally disadvantaged from a minority group. This program was not fair since the whites who were among the applicants excluded from the minority group. The committee handling the program did not consider the application of other races who are not the minority group. Bakke Allan, a white, applicant to the Medical School, is a victim of ethnic and racial discrimination after being denied admission under the special program despite a strong bench mark score. The contributing factor to this program was the interest of the state need for more medical profession and the physicians to serve from the minority group. Special program was not genuine program to be used by the federal government to achieve its goal. The affirmative action did not cater the need for every student joining the University. A new policy should be created for all institutions that will be used for selection of applicants without discrimination. The policy should suit all students with required qualifications and accommodate all students from different races, color and national origin.
University of California Regents v. Bakke, 438 U.S. 265 (1978). Retrieved from the FindLaw Web site: http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/cgi- bin/getcase.pl?court=US&vol=438&invol=265