attempts to remedy the injustice of racial and sexual discrimination. When
asked to justify their position, supporters of affirmative action commonly
appeal to its effects on living individuals of our society's long history of
past discrimination. Other point to current patterns of discrimination. Would
the regents be correct to conclude that, in light of these considerations,
Katie Sampson's proposal should be rejected?
Do you agree that all
affirmative action policies create unjust reverse discrimination? If not, which
specific forms of affirmative action do you think escape this charge, and why
do you think this?
Companies, large and
small, tax payers and college students are all faced with the option of
Why do people and
companies cheat? What damage is causes by cheating? What ethical principles can
be considered in relationship to cheating? How have you dealt with this issue
in your life?