Affirmative Action

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Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action in the words of Louis Fairykhan (humor) Affirmative Action is Necessary
for Minorities to be Competitive in the Workplace The audience that I intend to attract
are those that are minorities and agree with the idea of affirmative action. The persona
that I chose is that of Louis Farrakhan, the leader of The Nation of Islam. I imagine that
this is a speech to thousands of African-Americans that agree with Mr. Farrakhan. I appeal
to tha emotions of my intended audience because I feel it is a strong tool in writing a
good paper. I am notan authority on affirmative action but I feel that I know enough about
it to present a good case on the subject. Good day my beautiful brothers and sisters. I'm
sure you all know me by now because of my extensive involvement with the African-American
movement. I, Louis Farrakhan, your delicious leader in this march towards equal rights and
equality, feel that among our many obstacles in "White America" the most important is
Affirmative Action. Affirmative Action is definitely a necessity in our long drive towards
freedom. It certainly seems that we as a minority have come a long way since the days of
slavery. Unfortunately, we are not yet considered the equal by our Vanilla brothers and
sisters. It has been a long and treacherous journey, my savory brothers and sisters, but I
feel that we can do more as a community if we can work side by side with the "crackers."
It is not the white man's or the Jew's problem that we are not treated equally, it is
ours. I was reading a well-known African-American newspaper the other day and I came
across something that I felt was interesting. Our strong black brother, Ron Brown of the
NAACP stated, "We're not ready to be color-blind because racial discrimination continues
to afflict our society. Affirmative action continues to be needed not to redress
grievances of the past, but the current discrimination that continues to
exist"(Khalenberg). Can I hear an Amen? Was that not pinning the tail right on the hide of
the milky-white donkey? We definitely have a strong black brother that knows his stuff and
does his thing for our lovely, delicious community. Mr. Brown is obviously an intellectual
and brilliant man because he has the last name Brown, which is a good reference to our
beautiful chocolate colored skin. Has anyone here ever played dominoes? I'm sure many of
you have probably noticed how the domino is assembled. The majority of the domino is
black, but the only part of the domino that counts is the little white dots. Does this
sound an alarm in the heads of "Black America?" It should. This means that no matter how
much that we are in control the white man will always be involved and will somehow deem
himself the most important. While the white man will always be involved, we need to take
their jobs and help give them to our own people. Affirmative action helps us to help our
own. Do not get me wrong my luscious Nubian people. I believe that we are equally
qualified if not more qualified for many of the jobs that are being offered in today's
"honkey society." In fact I was having a conversation with a "whitey" the other day and
she told me of some article that another "whitey" had written. The author of this article
said, Affirmative Action does not mean hiring unqualified women or minorities over
qualified white male applicants, nor does it mean quotas. In fact, hiring somebody solely
on the basis of gender without concern for merit is the very definition of discrimination,
be it against men or women, whites or minorities. The courts have said repeatedly that the
purpose of Affirmative Action programs is to create 'an environment where merit can
prevail' (O'Gara 25). This whitey was exactly right. Her comments were delicious and to
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