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  • Minorities Through Affirmative Action Programs
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    The Affirmative Action Question Affirmative action has been a highly controversial topic since its origin in the mid-1960's. It began as a program to increase opportunities for minorities by favoring them in hiring and promotion, college admissions, and the awarding of government contracts (Finkelman 1). For a student who is applying to colleges, affirmative action programs can affect them greatly. These programs have often become the basis for college admissions, thus leaving many at an extreme...
  • Equal Protection Clause Of The Fourteenth Amendment
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    Affirmative Action is any effort taken to expand opportunity for women or racial, ethnic and national origin minorities by using membership in those groups that have been subject to discrimination as a consideration. The Fourteenth Amendment states that no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assi...
  • Debate Over Proposition 209
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    AFFIRMATIVE ACTION In the November elections of 1996, California voters passed proposition 209. This ballot measure, also known as the California Civil Rights Initiative, is currently being held up in appeals courts and is expected to be heard by the United States Supreme Court in the near future. According to the California Voter Information Guide Ballot Pamphlet Proposition 209 is: The measure prohibits the state, local governments, districts, public universities, colleges, and schools, and ot...
  • Arguments For Special Admissions And Affirmative Action
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    Race Relations In America Today Somewhere in time America has seemed to have lost the ultimate goal of equal rights, and truly equal rights. In the early sixties great men took the stage in order to start paving the way to equality in America. Now in the twenty-first century people all over this country has forgotten what equal rights actually means. Equal rights is supposed to ensure equality for all people. Somewhere along the line we surpassed equal rights and have now begun to oppress whites...
  • Affirmative Action Plans Within The University System
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    Affirmative Action Affirmative Action as defined by the Meri am Webster's Dictionary is an active effort to improve the employment or educational opportunities of members of minority groups or women. In 1961 John F. Kennedy issued an executive order calling for Affirmative Action as a means to promote equal opportunity for racial minorities, in hiring by federal contractors. This was the first official use of the term by the Federal Government. Eight years later Nixon as President beefed up the ...
  • Federal Government's Role In Affirmative Action
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    Affirmative Action In the United States, Affirmative Action is one of the government programs to overcome the effects of past societal discrimination by allocating jobs and resources to members of specific groups, such as minorities and women. The policy was put forth by federal agencies enforcing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and two executive orders, which provided that government contractors and educational institutions receiving federal funds develop such programs. The Equal Employment Opport...
  • 18 5 Percent For Internal Medicine Programs
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    Sleep loss and fatigue may also cause harmful medical errors. Although the widely publicized Institute of Medicine report entitled To Err Is Human focused attention on patient safety, it had little to say about physicians' work hours. Elsewhere in this issue of the Journal, Gaba and Howard summarize data about fatigue among clinicians and the safety of patients. Although it is difficult to prove that sleep deprivation impairs clinical performance, they conclude that most relevant studies do show...
  • Epa's Office Of Underground Storage Tanks
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    An underground storage tank (UST) is defined as any one or a combination of tanks that have 10 percent or more of their volume below the surface of the ground in which they are installed. This definition includes the tank, connected underground piping, underground ancillary equipment, and containment system. Further, this definition specifically pertains to UST systems that contain regulated substances such as solvents, methanol, and ethylene glycol (anti-freeze). State and local UST programs be...
  • Affirmative Action Southwest Missouri State University
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    Rice University seeks to attract qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds to its faculty, staff and student body. In job categories where women and minorities are underrepresented, the University takes Affirmative Action in recruitment, hiring and advancement. The University further seeks to employ, advance in employment and otherwise treat qualified individuals with disabilities and covered veterans without discrimination based upon their physical or mental handicap. The Director of AA / EE...
  • Affirmative Action Policies
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    As a college student working towards future employment I believe that it is my responsibility to be aware of and understand the rising issues of equal opportunity in the workplace and institutions of higher education. Historically, women and minorities have been discriminated against, leading to the implementation of affirmative action policies. By definition affirmative action is "an effort to improve the employment or educational opportunities of members of minority groups and women" (Merriam-...
  • Ultimate Goal Of Affirmative Action For Blacks
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    "Affirmative action" means taking positive steps to increase the numbers of women and minorities in areas of employment, education, and business from which they have been historically barred. When those steps involve preferential selection on the basis of race, gender, or ethnicity affirmative action generates intense controversy. Affirmative Action works, it benefit minority. When I heard about Affirmative Action I completely agreed with it. When I came to United States living in poorer inner c...
  • Positive Case For Continuing Affirmative Action Programs
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    An Ethical and Practical Defense of Affirmative Action Affirmative action has been the subject of increasing debate and tension in American society. However, the debate over affirmative action has become ensnared in rhetoric that pits equality of opportunity against the equality of results. The debate has been more emotional than intellectual, and has generated more tension than shed light on the issue. Participants in the debate have over examined the ethical and moral issues that affirmative a...
  • Corporate Affirmative Action Programs
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    Affirmative Action: Diversity in the Workplace Is affirmative action needed to encourage diversity in the workplace? This policy is one of the forces that can secure a diverse workplace. Affirmative action has been a driving force to ensure that diversity has developed and prospered in today's work field. This needed policy in the workplace has ensured jobs among minorities and women who where highly discriminated against before the policy was law. Current government affirmative action policies ...
  • Voluntary Affirmative Action Programs In Admissions
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    Affirmative action is the term used to describe a variety of steps taken in employment, contracting and education to increase diversity or rectify discrimination. Affirmative Action in Employment: Affirmative action programs in employment can consist of posting and publicizing job notices in locations that are likely to be seen by a wide range of people; recruitment; eliminating discriminatory hiring and promotion practices; setting goals towards increasing opportunities for those that were prev...
  • Special Admission Program
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    Regents for the University of California vs. Bakke The Constitutional grounds which each side based its arguments the 14th amendment's equal protection clause and the civil rights of 1964. The argument for Bakke was based on a policy built on racial quotas. The argument for the University of California was that certain minorities are disadvantages from the day they are born. Special candidates did not have to meet the 2.5 grade point cutoff and were not ranked against candidates in the general a...

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