41 - Ten Myths About Affirmative Action

41 - Ten Myths About Affirmative Action - "Ten Myths...

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"Ten Myths About Affirmative Action" Understanding Prejudice and Discrimination Pp. 206-212 Entry #41 There are many popular myths concerning affirmative action. The first in the article is that the only way to create a color-blind society is to adopt color-blind policies. Even though this statement is wished to become true, often time's color-blind policies put minorities at a disadvantage. The second myth is that affirmative action has not succeeded in increasing female and minority representation. Affirmative action has helped 5 million minority members and 6 million women more up in the workforce. Myth 3: Affirmative action may have been necessary 30 years ago, but the playing field is fairly level today. Women earn 76 cents for every male dollar. It is far from being
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This note was uploaded on 12/30/2008 for the course CES 101 taught by Professor Wilson,sky during the Fall '08 term at Washington State University .

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