There is a perception that affirmative action results in quotas and reverse discrimination. Discuss the justification for affirmative action and whether affirmative action indeed results in quotas and reverse discrimination.

Reverse discrimination occurs while an employer is alleged to make disparate treatment in favor of a person of a protected characteristic in his hiring or promotion as a measure of achieving affirmative action goals. Although the term is a misnomer because protected classes can include any race and either sex, it occurs while a person of color or woman is hired by the employer, which the white man feels he is rightfully entitled to. Quotas are again certain privileges reserved for persons of protected characteristics. Reverse discrimination and quotas are often indulged in by the employers in the name of complying with affirmative action goals regardless of the beneficiaries being actually eligible or qualified otherwise. Such actions are called good faith efforts. Quotas and reverse discrimination are resorted to by the employers as part of their goal to remedy the deficiency as a result of underutilization of those in the protected category, as can be seen in the case of Delco v City of Boston. The reverse discrimination or quotas are perfectly in order if no eligible candidate is adversely affected as it is better to give the benefit to someone instead of letting the benefit lapse.

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