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white woman workingWhile people of color, individually and as groups, have been helped by affirmative action in the subsequent years, data and studies suggest women — white women in particular — have benefited disproportionately. According to one study, in 1995, 6 million women, the majority of whom were white, had jobs they wouldn’t have otherwise held but for affirmative action.

Read more: http://ideas.time.com/2013/06/17/affirmative-action-has-helped-white-women-more-than-anyone/#ixzz2WkZA3kN1

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In the coming days, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule in a potentially landmark case on the constitutionality of affirmative action. The original lawsuit was filed on behalf of Abigail Fisher, a woman who claims that she was denied admission to the University of Texas because she is white. But study after study shows that affirmative action helps white women as much or even more than it helps men and women of color. Ironically, Fisher is exactly the kind of person affirmative action helps the most in America today.

Originally, women weren’t even included in legislation attempting to level the playing field in education and employment. The first affirmative-action measure in America was an executive order signed by President Kennedy in 1961 requiring that federal contractors “take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, creed…

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women-militaryDoesn’t being armed and decked out in fashionable military fatigues seem like so much fun?

Apparently the US government and other Americans can’t wait for the killing of and by women to begin.

Plans to Integrate Women in Combat Begin – ABC News.

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