BA638_Assignment 4.1

BA638_Assignment 4.1 - BA 638 Assignment 4.1(Chapter 8...

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BA 638 Assignment 4.1 (Chapter 8, Question 4) Background (from text): The city of Chicago has an affirmative action plan designed to deal with the effects of past discrimination in hiring and promotion by the police department. The plan allows for African Americans, Latinos, and women to be promoted even though they have lower scores than white males on the promotional exam. This was done in 14 out of 232 promotions in 1990 and 1991. A group of white male officers who were not promoted despite their higher test scores challenged the promotions. What should the court decide? Why? ( Reynolds v. City of Chicago, 296 F.3d 524 (7 th Cir. 2002)) What should the court decide? In short, the court should grant judgment in favor of the City of Chicago. The judgment is based on precedence related to affirmative action in general and specifically related to affirmative action plans to meet operational requirements in police forces that lack diversity. An explanation of the basis for decision and the precedence-setting cases are discussed below. Why? Before the court passes judgment, several key questions must be answered as they pertain to legal precedence. First, did the City use a rigid quota system that could make it guilty of reverse discrimination against the white officers? The information provided makes no mention of a
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2011 for the course MBA BA638 taught by Professor Johnpatterson during the Fall '11 term at Bellevue.

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BA638_Assignment 4.1 - BA 638 Assignment 4.1(Chapter 8...

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