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Affirmative action is an imperfect tool designed to help eliminate racial and sexual barriers to access, promotion, and success in the workplace and in college admission. Many members of the College's administration and faculty believe that there is still a need for its use in our society.

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Stanford University's Encyclopedia of Philosophy describes the history of affirmative action from a philosophical perspective, paying attention to both support for it and opposition to it:

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At Connecticut College, we strive to create a community that welcomes the individuality of each person who lives, works and/or studies here. While we use the legal tool of affirmative action in hiring, much of what we do to build a vibrant, diverse community go beyond procedures that are defined by law. We are an educational community in which there are many opportunities for dialogue and engagement across all lines of difference. We believe that knowledge and personal relationships are powerful antidotes to prejudice.

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It can serve as a reverse discrimination

We created this page of our Web site to set forth reasons in support of, and in opposition to affirmative action, with the intent that these summaries would be helpful to students who are writing research papers about affirmative action, a controversial topic.

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Connecticut College Supports Affirmative Action
At Connecticut College, affirmative action influences hiring practices but not admission procedures. The College, as an institution, supports affirmative action as a tool for achieving diverse workplaces, although not all individual members of the College community support its use. At times this topic becomes the focus of debate on campus.

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In support of Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action is designed to end the discrimination of people based on race and nationality. It is a way to give non-whites an opportunity to have decent jobs and add to the diversity at any work place.

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The American Council on Education published a report in 1997 entitled, "The Case for Affirmative Action."

One issue of the Stanford University Magazine focused on this topic in 1996. The articles can be found at the following address. This address takes the reader to the article against affirmative action. Links to the "for" article and other related articles appear on the left-hand side of the page.