Affirmative Action: Will It Every Work Right?


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For Business Ethics
Taught by: Dr. J. Daiz
Outline


I. Introduction
History

II. Ethical Issues
Kennedy’s Arguments

Positive debates

Sher’s Argument

Negative debates

III. Summary

Footnotes

I. Introduction

From the time of it’s original conception to the actual passing of the act or civil rights addendum. Affirmative Action has and continues to be an issue taking us into the 21st century. This paper is written with no bias to give an fair shake to the Affirmative action policies that have now taking hold of our society in the late Nineteen Hundreds. I will be discussing ethical arguments by economist Sher and Kennedy. I will discuss the positive and negative aspects and ...

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opportunities to be hared and then eventually get a promotion.
In 1969, the Department of Labor exposed widespread racial discrimination of the Construction Department so President Richard M. Nixon decided to incorporate a system of "goals and timetables" to evaluate federal construction companies according to affirmative action. This idea of "goals and timetables" provided guidelines for companies to follow and comply with affirmative action regulations.
During the presidency of Gerald R. Ford, he extended affirmative action to people with disabilities (3) and Vietnam veteran’s (4) but there are no goals or timetables for these two groups. This type of affirmative action required recruitment efforts, accessibility, accommodation and reviews of physical and mental job qualifications.
President Jimmy Carter consolidated all federal agencies that are required by law to follow the affirmative action play into the Department of Labor. Before Carter did this, each agency-handled ...

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job, no matter what race, should be given the job.

II. Ethical Issues

Kennedy:
All Knowledge is ideological and as such, reflects the power struggle existing in this society. For minority communities to fairly compete for wealth and power they must participate in the production of knowledge and ideology. A lager number of intellects in the institutions that produce ideologies will most likely lead to an increase in the number of ideas beneficial to minorities. On views and values are most likely to be influenced by the social and historical experience of that particular group in which they belong to. Due to the statement that was just made these intellectuals of these minority ...

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Added: 3/18/2006 12:51:55 AM
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