Document Type



Bachelor of Science in Modern Languages

Thesis advisor: Dr. Fernanda Righi


Affirmative Action combats discrimination amongst individuals on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, or national origin and falls under the 14th Amendment. Race has been a leading result of the reevaluation of Affirmative Action programs. Furthermore, the United States Military is an organization that also advocates for racial equality but is seldom discussed. Claims of reverse racism and privilege shield the primary purpose of Affirmative Action. Discredited opinions engulf young minds in the never-ending social conflict of racial equality. This problem continues to be unsolved which divides Americans. The increase of Hispanics/Latinxs in the U.S. forces the analysis of this minority group within postsecondary institutions, specifically Hispanic - Serving Institutions, and the military. It is significant to unravel the dissonance around Affirmative Action. The Military and higher education possess different cultures that can demonstrate a variety of perspectives on the political spectrum and can serve to create clarity.