Affirmative Action


Introduction………………………………………………………….….…3
History of ……………………………………….……4
Today…………….…………………………………...5
Negative Views on ………………………………….5.1
Positive Views on …………………….…………….5.2
Alternatives to Affirmative Action……………………………..…….…5.3
Conclusion………………………………………………………………….6
References…………………………………………………………….…….7


INTRODUCTION

Affirmative action is the United States most ambitious attempt to level out its long history of racial and sexual discrimination. Nevertheless these days it seems to provoke, rather than ease, the nations internal divisions. An increasingly self-confident opposition movement argues that the battle to guarantee equal rights for all citizens has been fought and won – ...

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My goal for this term paper is to assemble some of the viewpoints both for and against as well as other alternatives. To look at the history and the present to form an opinion whether Affirmative action is really working and is compliant with this modern society.

HISTORY OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION


The government called for affirmative action the first time in 1961 when President John Kennedy issued executive order #10925. Its mission was to end discrimination in employment by the government and its contractors. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 broadened the application by being subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. The United States Supreme Court Case of Brown vs. Board of education of Topeka, Kansas also had a huge impact.
In 1965 President Lyndon B Johnson issued Executive Order #11246 that even furthered the development by promoting the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a continuing ...

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requires an employer to hire not the best person for the job but the best person in that minority group. It is the same procedures for education . It does not help to eliminate discrimination in society--it is just reversing it. Also every employee, benefiting from affirmative action bears a mark of not being the best pick, only the best from a limited group. Another issue is affirmative action itself. No regulation can change society if people are not ready to change. When affirmative action was first introduced it was an executive order directed to employers to hire workers “without regard to race, creed, color or national origin .” However the federal government soon launched ...

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Added: 10/24/2008 04:11:12 AM
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