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  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action When asked to define the meaning of affirmative action I felt that the journal that best defined it was written by BUSINESS LINE written on June 30, 2006, which states that the affirmative action concept, which has for long triggered a debate in the United States, requires positive steps to be taken to provide equal employment opportunity by ensuring diversity in the workplace by hiring different minorities and women in the work

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    Submitted: December 15, 2009 By: Steve
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action Affirmative action is a social policy created to promote the welfare of minorities by supporting the idea that individuals are all created equal and should not be judged by race or gender. Therefore, in situations like job and university applications, we should consider minorities to be as feasible a choice for hire as a white male candidate, taking into consideration their background. In short, it tries to give minorities that have been at

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    Submitted: December 19, 2009 By: Artur
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action

    Affirmative action was implemented with the hope that all Americans would become equal. The 1960’s civil rights movement had made it very clear, that the nation’s minority and female population were not receiving equal social and economic opportunity. The forming of affirmative action was America’s first attempt at solving a problem that had plagued it for decades. Affirmative action was designed to create a more equal and balanced society. This meant that employers, colleges, and

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    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: Jon
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action Should a man be hired for his skills or for the color of his skin? Is racial diversity in the business world more important then the most qualified workers? Affirmative action has become an important topic in today’s society to better diversify the different races in America. Affirmative action is a set of public policies that were designed for the elimination of discrimination toward race, color, sex, etc. These policies are under attack

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    Submitted: January 1, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action? Reverse Racism Affirmative action is wrong and will not help solve the problems minorities face. The reason it is wrong is because it's discrimination. It has no place in today's society because it does more bad than good; also, it appears that affirmative action can actually be detrimental to employee’s health. First of all, affirmative action is discrimination; there is no hiding it. When an employer hires anyone because he or she is

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    Submitted: January 13, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action

    1. Affirmative action is an issue that has been at the forefront of political controversy almost since it’s conception. The idea of awarding minorities merit based solely on the color of their skin seems ludicrous to some and extremely necessary to others. The real debate involving affirmative action belongs in the ethical problems that arise. The main issues deal with types of affirmative action, implementation, and uses. They mainly are; when is affirmative action

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    Submitted: January 22, 2010 By: Artur
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action

    The Constitution of the United States of America states that all people are created equal, and that is how all Americans should be treated. Affirmative action has long since served a good purpose in American society. In today’s day and age, affirmative action discriminates against more people than it actually helps. It appears to take advantage of hard-working Americans who are not protected under its umbrella. Affirmative action is the country’s attempt to remedy its

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    Submitted: January 23, 2010 By: Yan
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action

    Affirmative action is the practice, usually by institutions, of giving preference to racial minorities or women when hiring employees, giving awards, or deciding whom to admit. Affirmative action arose out of a desire to bring minority groups into institutions and professions that had traditionally been dominated by white males. It first appeared after the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s. One of the largest groups that uses affirmative action today are universities during the admissions

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    Submitted: February 5, 2010 By: Bred
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action in the words of Louis Fairykhan (humor) Affirmative Action is Necessary for Minorities to be Competitive in the Workplace The audience that I intend to attract are those that are minorities and agree with the idea of affirmative action. The persona that I chose is that of Louis Farrakhan, the leader of The Nation of Islam. I imagine that this is a speech to thousands of African-Americans that agree with Mr. Farrakhan. I

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    Submitted: February 14, 2010 By: Vika
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action

    Let’s put ourselves in the shoes of a young man named Patrick Hamacher for a moment, you have worked very hard for the past three years and now you are a Sr. in High school. You have won the race and done everything you need pass and make sure that you graduate on time. Not a stellar student by any means but hey you deserve it just as much as anyone. On graduation day pomp

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    Submitted: February 25, 2010 By: Victor
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action in Higher Education In its tumultuous forty year history, affirmative action has been both praised and attacked as an answer to racial inequality. The policy was introduced by President Lyndon Johnson in 1965 as a method of redressing discrimination that persisted despite civil right efforts and constitutional guarantees. After the passage of Title VII, which prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex and national origin, President Johnson shaped affirmative

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    Submitted: March 3, 2010 By: Artur
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action Ten percent too much or too little? Over two hundred years ago the country was founded by a group of white european christian men wanting to make a better home for themselves and their families. They wrote the Declaration of Independence to form the basis for their beliefs that all men are created equal. This was followed by another document, the Constitution. The Constitution set a foundation of expectations for the government

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    Essay Length: 1,564 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: March 7, 2010 By: Yan
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action

    What is affirmative action? The dictionary defines it as "a policy or program that seeks to reduce past discrimination through active measures to ensure equal opportunity, as in education and employment." Affirmative action was directed years ago, starting with an executive order, released by President Johnson that required federal contractors to "take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, creed, color,

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    Submitted: March 7, 2010 By: Steve
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action

    Confucius and Confucianism- Books related to Confucius and Confucianism- Confucius and Confucianism- LIFE OF CONFUCIUS Confucius was believed to have been born in 551 BC., in the state of Lu, known today as the Shandong province. His parents, who died while he was a child, named him Kong Qui. Confucius was derived from the Latin word Kongfuzi which means Great Master Kong. Confucius was the most influential and respected philosopher in Chinese history. His ideas

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    Submitted: March 14, 2010 By: July
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action

    Garrett Kendall Topic: What damage Affirmative Action is causing. Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience into taking action against Affirmative action. General Purpose: To Persuade Organizational Pattern: Problem-Solution Central Ideas: People of all races should take action against Affirmative Action because of its racially discriminating requirements against firefighters and college students, therefore people should be urged to either write a letter to their state senator or have your local newspaper write an article including the

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    Submitted: March 16, 2010 By: Janna
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action

    In this research proposal I intend to study the views of local college students and high school seniors on affirmative action concerning college admissions. In this study I intend to show that most college students are against affirmative action being used in the admission to colleges, university’s, and graduate schools. I plan to show that using race as part of the admission process is looked at as discrimination and does not offer equal opportunity

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    Submitted: March 20, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action

    "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed. We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (6). Dr. King stated this in his famous “I have a Dream" speech in Washington, D.C. in 1963. Is affirmative action still needed in America? Affirmative action is still needed because America does not have

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    Submitted: March 27, 2010 By: Mike
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action

    Affirmative action is a term used to describe rules and regulations that were established to protect minorities and women from being discriminated against (Simmons 1982). Affirmative action has changed the way people were treated since it was first brought into order in 1961 by president John F. Kennedy through executive order 10925(Alexander 1999). It helped established more opportunities for minorities and women in education, employment and housing (Dietz 2001). Nevertheless, affirmative action has caused much

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    Submitted: April 3, 2010 By: Steve
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action

    In 1997, three students were denied admission into the University of Michigan. Each of them, in turn, sued the school, charging them with discrimination. In one of the cases, a student was denied admission into Michigan’s law school. Chicago Sun-Times writers Dave Newbart and Kate Grossman reported that last Monday, June 23, 2003, in a 5-4 majority ruling, swing vote Justice Sandra Day O’Connor judged for the school maintaining their right to consider the

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    Submitted: May 11, 2010 By: Max
  • Affirmative Action (pro)

    Affirmative Action (pro)

    Table of Contents 1) Introduction 2) Public Support 3) White’s lose out? 4) Advancement 5) Discrimination 6) Self-Esteem 7) Social Engineering 8) Equal Opportunities 9) Progress 10) Color Blind 11) Preferential Selection 12) Conclusion 13) Bibliography Introduction Affirmative action is one of the most widely debated social policies ever brought about by the American government. The biggest problems facing affirmative action and its constituents are the attitudes of its opposition. These attitudes come from a

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    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: Top
  • Affirmative Action Essay

    Affirmative Action Essay

    Affirmative Action Essay Affirmative action was originally designed to help minorities, but women especially white women have made the greatest gains as a result of these program. Affirmative action is a growing argument among our society. It is multifaceted and very often defined vaguely. Many people define affirmative action as the ability to strive for equality and inclusiveness. Others might see it as a quote based system for different minority groups. In 1974, a woman

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    Submitted: March 4, 2010 By: Janna
  • Affirmative Action Has Outlived Its Usefulness

    Affirmative Action Has Outlived Its Usefulness

    Affirmative Action Has Outlived Its Usefulness The goal of affirmative action is to compensate for past injuries which minorities endured. Affirmative action gives special privileges to minorities based solely on the color of their skin, not on their abilities or their financial situation. The goal of affirmative action is to remedy the injuries caused by discrimination. Yet after analyzing affirmative action one could determine that it seeks to cure discrimination with more discrimination. According to

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    Submitted: January 27, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Affirmative Action in College

    Affirmative Action in College

    Affirmative Action Affirmative action is essential to the consideration of the college acceptance process. Without it, applications received from minorities and enrollment drop significantly. Since California eliminated affirmative action in 1996, the number of minority students admitted to the University of California-Berkeley Boalt Hall of Law dropped 66 percent from 162 to 55 in 1997, only one year. (www.princeton.edu) A decrease like this is detrimental because not only is it unfair to minorities who

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    Submitted: March 29, 2010 By: Jack
  • Affirmative Action Is Not the Solution

    Affirmative Action Is Not the Solution

    Affirmative Action is not the solution It is spring, which means sunny weather and flowers in full bloom. But for college seniors, spring brings about judgment day. The day when you find out if all the hard work you did in high school paid off or if you are lucky enough to get by with your four years off slacking. The day I am referring to is the day when high school seniors hear about

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    Essay Length: 1,434 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: November 15, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Affirmative Action Paper

    Affirmative Action Paper

    Affirmative Action Paper Q: What is a Definition of Affirmative Action: Affirmative action- a plan to offset past discrimination in employing or educating women, blacks etc. (Websters New World Dictionary.) The phase "affirmative action" was used in a racial discrimination context. Executive Order No. 10,925 issued by President John F. Kennedy in 1961. The order indicated that federal contractors should take affirmative action to ensure job applicants and employees are treated "without regard to their

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    Submitted: January 7, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Affirmative Action Taken

    Affirmative Action Taken

    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

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    Submitted: January 31, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Affirmative Action Usa

    Affirmative Action Usa

    In the United States a process called Affirmative Action is used to help to overcome the affects of past societal discrimination by granting jobs and resources to members of specific groups, such as minorities and women. The policy was implemented by federal agencies enforcing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and by the Equal Employment Opportunities Act of 1972. While many people believe it is a step in the right direction in stopping employment

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    Essay Length: 601 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Affirmative Action: Pros and Cons

    Affirmative Action: Pros and Cons

    Affirmative action was introduced in 1965 as a method of addressing the discrimination of minorities that continued to happen in the United States. This discrimination continued to take place regardless of the civil laws and constitutional promises to prevent it. Affirmative action was established to ensure that minorities have the same opportunities and options in college admission, financial aid, grants, and scholarships when it came to furthering their education. It was also initiated in the

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    Submitted: May 7, 2010 By: Kathleen
  • Affirmative on Resolved: The Actions of Corporations Ought to Be Held to The Same Moral Standard as The Actions of Individuals.

    Affirmative on Resolved: The Actions of Corporations Ought to Be Held to The Same Moral Standard as The Actions of Individuals.

    Noble motives cannot justify a policy that consistently fails to deliver what it promises or that creates greater long-term problems than it solves Walter A. McDougall Currently it is to easy for corporations to find loopholes in corporate laws that are Set in place to try and protect people and other companys from the immoral actions of these corporations Solution! Affirm now before we continue I must provide the following resolution all analysis of this

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    Essay Length: 1,086 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: January 17, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Affirmitive Action

    Affirmitive Action

    Have you ever wondered who gets to attend the country’s selective colleges and universities? The really smart kids, the hard workers, star athletes, artists, singers, mathematicians, writers, alumni children? Of course universities want them all. But what about when it comes to race? Suddenly the stakes of getting in are raised. How many African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and Whites should there be in each class? Should acceptance to a school depend on a person’s race?

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    Essay Length: 406 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 30, 2010 By: David
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