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Topic

Affirmative action causes racism.

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With 1 vote and 3 points ahead, the winner is ...

seldiora
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THBT: Affirmative action causes racism.

-Definition-
Affirmative action - Affirmative action is a policy in which an individual's colour, race, sex, religion or national origin are taken into account to increase opportunities provided to an underrepresented part of society.

Racism - prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism by an individual, community, or institution against a person or people on the basis of their membership of a particular racial or ethnic group.

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Better arguments
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Better sources
2 point(s)
Better spelling and grammar
1 point(s)
Better conduct
1 point(s)
Reason:

Affirmative action - Affirmative action is a policy in which an individual's colour, race, sex, religion or national origin are taken into account to increase opportunities provided to an underrepresented part of society.

Affirmative action does not need to be based on race. Essentially what I expect of Pro is to prove that the policy of identifying underrepresented parts of society so certain people might receive some sort of administrative privilege causes racism.

Pro's argument in round one seems to be centered around the idea that affirmative action can be based upon racism, but they didn't show me why affirmative action caused racism among the faculty or students. Maybe racism is linked to something else, and affirmative action was merely an expression.

I did not regard the video in round one.

Round 2 - Pro states: "I simply need to show that X causes Y, therefore, I uphold my BoP." What pro actually did was more like stating X = X than X causes Y.

Racial discrimination is an expression of racism, yes. Does affirmative action predispose people to discriminate on the basis of race?

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Arguments that might have bolstered Pro's case could include parallels between different forms of discrimination, discussing the possibility that affirmative action also has an effect on hiring practices, what is considered acceptable behavior in the workplace, who would consider taking up the requirements of the job, and so forth.