I’m a student at a Catholic High School that is researching for my Christian ethics class. I’m tasked with researching what the Catholic perspective on affirmative action is. I got pretty far with what the Catechism and the and USCCB, but I’ve ran into a problem. Both sources throw around the term “requirements for basic human decency” but never really stop to define it. Knowing what exactly is meant by this it paramount to understand the Church’s view on affirmative action.