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  • Policy Known As Affirmative Action
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    Imagine a person has hopes of landing their dream job and is applying for a position at a very successful company. They have more than enough qualifications but for some reason do not get the job simply because the company had to hire a woman or minority to satisfy its policy. What policy you may ask, born to the civil rights movement three decades ago, affirmative action calls for minorities and women to be given special consideration in employment and education. Affirmative action is one of th...
  • First Discussion Of Affirmative Action
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    The first website, web discussed the history and timeline of affirmative action. The first discussion of affirmative action was in Executive Order 10925 on March 6, 1961. President Johnson introduced this policy as a method of redressing discrimination that continued even with the civil rights laws and constitutional guarantees. Affirmative action was enforced for the first time on September 24, 1965. The focus of this policy was to make sure active measures were being taken to give blacks and o...
  • Mandatory Preferences And Other Affirmative Action Policies
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    Affirmative Action Color of skin in not relevant in public affairs. Nelson Mandela. In recent times, virtually every great political leader has recognized the truth of affirmative action. But, what is affirmative action one might ask According to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition: an active effort to improve the employment or educational opportunities of members of minority groups and women. In the United States, these minority groups include African Americans, Asian America...
  • Discrimination Affirmative Action
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    Reverse discrimination Affirmative action is not the source of discrimination, but the vehicle for removing the effects of discrimination. The Labor Department report found less than 100 reverse discrimination cases among more than 3,000 discrimination opinions by the U.S. District Court and the Court of Appeal between 1990 and 1994. Discrimination was established in only six cases. The report found that, "Many of the cases were the result of a disappointed applicant... erroneously assuming that...
  • Their Affirmative Action Policy
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    AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY OR SPECIAL TREATMENT The 1960's brought about a great revolution in Civil Rights in the United States. Rights for women and minorities were questioned and evaluated. The fact was women and minorities did not have the same rights as white men. Among their many issues that were being assessed was the opportunities, or lack thereof, for their education or employment. This set the stage for what we know as affirmative action. In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson...
  • Public Opinion About Affirmative Actions
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    Affirmative Action: Public OPinion vs. Policy When Justin Ketcham, a white college student from the suburbs, thinks about affirmative action, he thinks about what happened when he sent out letters seeking scholarships so he could attend Stanford University after being accepted during his senior year of high school. The organizations that wrote back told him their money was reserved for women or minorities. To Americans like Ketcham, it's a matter of fairness. The average white male will claim th...
  • Leninism To Stalinism
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    From Leninism to Stalinism: A Logical Progression The question of whether or not Stalinism was a logical continuation of Leninism is a difficult one. Stalinism did take significantly more drastic measures than Leninism did. There were differences in policy. But in spite of these, Stalinism still found its basis in Leninism. Even Trotsky, a friend of Lenin and a staunch opponent of Stalin, grudgingly admits that "Stalinism did issue from Bolshevism" (Trotsky). Stalin's policy of socialism in one ...
  • Affirmative Action Program
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    Affirmative Action Affirmative action has done a tremendous favor to our country by allowing opportunities for those who have been historically denied equal opportunity. Affirmative action was not intended to be a quota system, but has been abused by administrators– particularly those who are opposed to it. "Hard quotas are only enforced by legal findings of discrimination. ' (R. Wilkins, p. 331-332: 6). Affirmative action was never designed to relieve poverty; however, the opportunity for...
  • Affirmative Action As A Diversity Policy
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    Affirmative action is a policy that most Americans are aware and familiar with. In a nutshell, affirmative action allows minorities (blacks, Latinos, women among a few) to have a better chance at success. The intent of affirmative action is to help these persons achieve higher learning and also to get better jobs. However noble the original intent of affirmative action, it has come up against some fierce opposition in the past few years as well as in the past. Affirmative action is a huge part o...
  • African Americans Aa Laws And Policies
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    Affirmative Action AFFIRMATIVE ACTION A NECESSARY POLICY TO PREVENT DISCRIMINATION AND INEQUITIES OR A DISCRIMINATIVE AND INEQUITABLE POLICY INTRODUCTION Historically, there have been arguments about what Affirmative Action (AA) really is. The basis of the argument for the most part, debates the goal (s) of AA. Is the goal of AA to erase past inequities for the disabled, minorities and / or women without protest? Or is Affirmative Action a culture or spirit that rewards diversity and differences...

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