Class 24 Notes - From Affirmative Action to Affirming...

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Unformatted text preview: From Affirmative Action to Affirming Diversity Dr. Jonelle Roth Michigan State University (based on the article by R. Roosevelt Thomas) Affirmative Action was invented based on 5 premises : Adult white males make up something called the U.S. business mainstream. The U.S. economic edifice has more than enough room for everybody. Minorities should be allowed in as a matter of public policy and common decency. Widespread racial, ethnic, and sexual prejudice keeps them out. Legal and social coercion are necessary to bring about the change. However, the realities have changed! White native-born males are a statistical minority. The economy no longer seems stable, massive and invulnerable. Women and minorities no longer need a boarding pass, they need an upgrade. Although prejudice isnt dead, businesses are filled with progressive people. Coercion is no longer needed at the recruitment stage. The correct question today is not How are you doing on race relations? doing on race relations?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2008 for the course MGT 325 taught by Professor Roth during the Fall '07 term at Michigan State University.

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Class 24 Notes - From Affirmative Action to Affirming...

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