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Affirmative Action - Minority scholarships – “Race...

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Affirmative Action A Means to Equality or Reverse Racism?
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Affirmative Action The term Affirmative Action refers to positive steps taken to increase the representation of women and racial and ethnic minorities in employment, education, and business. Typically, however, affirmative action refers specifically to various selection methods used by universities and businesses that result in special consideration being given to minorities and women.
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Affirmative Action These methods come in a variety of forms Recruitment strategies designed to increase applicant pools among underrepresented groups.
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Unformatted text preview: Minority scholarships – “Race norming” – Quotas – Points Systems – “Plus” systems The Aims of AA • Proponents of affirmative action disagree about its aims. – Compensation – Assist in integration – Make us less race conscious – Counterbalance effects of (past and present) societal discrimination • Are these aims good or desirable? • Would AA policies help achieve these A Brief Legal History • Executive Order 11246 • Civil Rights Act of 1964 • Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1977) • Grutter v. Bollinger (2003) Arguments for AA...
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