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Figure 1 Chicago Firefighters WIN Reverse Discrimination Lawsuit! (05/18/02) Columbus Ohio Police File Reverse Discrimination Suit! (09/12/02) Philadelphia Fire Department: Racial Quotas Trump Competence! (06/03/03) Boston Fire Department: Racial Quotas ENDED! (Aug. 2003) Wisconsin Police Dept. GUILTY of Reverse Discrimination! (June 2005) Jacksonville, Florida Fire Dept. GUILTY of Reverse Discrimination (Mar. 2006) Pontiac, MI Fire Dept. Forced to Abandon Racial Quotas! (July 2006) New Haven, CT Refuses to Promote High Scoring White Firefighters! (Dec. 2006) Austin, TX white police officer filed a reverse discrimination lawsuit (June 2007) Flint Michigan Fire Dept. -- Reverse Discrimination Case WINS! (Nov. 2003) Shreveport, Louisiana Fire Dept. CANNOT use racial quotas! (Jan. 2006) Los Angeles, CA White Firefighter Frank Lima WINS $3.75 Million for Reverse Discrimination (June 2007) Dayton, OH Police Forced to Abandon Racial Quotas (Sept. 2006) Camden, NJ Police Dept. Hiring TOO MANY Whites? (June 2006) DOJ Forces Montgomery County, MD Police to Racially Profile Motorists (06/24/00) DC Police "Guilty" of Racist Emails?! (04/01/01) Chicago - Wentworth Reverse Discrimination Lawsuit (04/13/01) The Hartford 9: Firefighters WIN Reverse Discrim. Lawsuit! (04/12/01) Reverse discrimination in New Black Panther case (2008) Figure 2 Figure 2 Running head: AFFIRMATIVE ACTION 1 Affirmative Action Jackie Carter COM/220 May 18, 2011 Staci Weaver
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AFFIRMATIVE ACTION 2 CheckPoint - Introduction and Conclusion Are affirmative action policies and programs still necessary in this day and age, even if it creates reverse discrimination? One of the country’s top debated issues is affirmative action. Affirmative Action came about when President John F. Kennedy signed Executive Order 10925 that created the President’s Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity whose purpose was to ensure all employees are treated fairly, without regard to race, creed, color, or national origin (Elliott & Ewoh, 2000). Since its inception, Affirmative Action program and policies have taken on a life of their own. Affirmative action is a term that refers to mandatory and voluntary programs intended to affirm the civil rights of designated classes of individuals. Affirmative action or Executive Order 11246 (EO11246) was created, after the civil rights movement, by the federal courts to ensure companies were not using discriminatory hiring practices. Affirmative action is similar but different from equal opportunity. Equal opportunity is an attempt to avoid discrimination by applying the performance related criteria to all applicants, in other words, each individual should be given the same treatment as all other individuals. Unequal treatment of minority groups is considered discriminatory and illegal. This process ignores the past history of discrimination of an employer and also keeps the use of categories in hiring practices from being utilized. Affirmative action requires that federal contractors recruit, hire, and promote minorities or risk losing their
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