Lecture 9 notes - Affirmative Action

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Affirmative Action http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uH0vpGZJCo 1964 Civil Rights Act – - Title VII – Bans job discrimination for businesses with 25 or more employees. The thought is that a business that large does interstate commerce, thus falls under federal jurisdiction. Job discrimination was allowed legally until 1964. o Prohibits discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin. o Later ability and age were added through the work of the ADA and ADEA. o States can go further and make the law more restrictive, but cannot go under. o Sex not in the original bill, it was a last ditch effort to fail the bill. o Addresses hiring, terms and conditions of hiring, but also the terms and conditions of employment. Also prevents discrimination in job classification or practices that limit or prohibit job status. o QUOTAS ARE ABSOLUTELY PROHIBTED in Title VII and in education. Racial quotas are a myth. Goals are in place. No quotas allowed, quotas set up an arbitrary number that exists at all times. Goal- just exists until the problem is fixed or a benchmark is achieved. Goal goes away and the law PROHIBITS the hiring of unqualified persons. You have to meet requirements. If unable to do so, then you are flexible and make judgments on equally qualified candidates. - Title VII, employment law is restricted by it. Affirmative action was a separate form of legislation. - Affirmative Action – carries out a method to affirmatively discriminate to reach equality to give exceptions to the limitations of Title VII based on race and gender. - US v. Paradise (1987) Court penalized Alabama Police department. 3 times found guilty of job discrimination based on race after many court rulings and never fixed the problem. No promotions for African American troopers. Only then did the court intervene requiring that they promote a certain number of African Americans to reach parity. That was a court
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2012 for the course SOCI 1160 taught by Professor Cantrell during the Spring '08 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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Lecture 9 notes - Affirmative Action

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