As Affirmative Action had any positive results? Should the policy be abandoned?

Please choose between these three questions, based on what you feel will provide a better/higher quality essay.

1) Has Affirmative Action had any positive results? Should the policy be abandoned?

2)To what extent has racial and ethnic equality been achieved in contemporary America?

3) How well (or how badly) are the large corporations of America facing up to the challenges of globalization?

Write an essay on one of these topics which relates to any contemporary debate relevant to the course, (e.g. labour markets, race & ethnicity, war on terror). Try to debate all sides of the argument in the essay and critically evaluate the existing literature. You are encouraged to read beyond the reading list, but you must also use at least some of the pieces of the reading list, to ensure your work connects with the course. You need to provide a fair analysis of the literature, but in the end you need to conclude with your own argument, backed up by evidence, which answers the question in a conclusive manner. What is required in the essay is a reasoned, sound argument which puts forward your own position. What we donat want is a bland review of the main areas with no argument and no original thinking or critical appraisal of existing literature.