This essay provides support for Affirmative Action policy from the perspective that both supporters and opponents want merit-based evaluations. Disparate representation and prejudice-driven discrimination, however, make this impossible. Affirmative Action gives minorities the opportunity to change their representation in certain fields, therefore changing the way they are perceived, and eventually dissipating existing race-based discrimination in the evaluation process.
Cardenas-Gomez, Suny, "Beyond Reparation: Affirmative Action as a Solution for Disparate Representation" (2016). Student Research. 3.