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-1 David Warden 02/15/08 Philosophy 243 Section 020 Word Count 408 “Affirmative Action Goals in Hiring and Promotion.” By Tom L. Beauchamp “Summary” Discrimination has been a big problem in the U.S. for many years, especially when it comes to equal rights for getting jobs. There have been two established ways that help to properly fight discrimination and to properly maintain diversity in the workplace. “The first one is equal opportunity employment which was proposed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1965 (pg.194).” Basically this policy was made to regulate companies who had a history of discrimination. The equal opportunity like most things lasted for a while but then ran into competition with a new and better idea call affirmative action. Affirmative action in most American companies means that their goal is not just equal opportunity employment as it goes even beyond that. “Companies proactively recruit, hire, develop, and promote qualified women, minorities, people with disabilities, and Vietnam era veterans in order to help gain a more equal and diverse workforce (pg.195).”
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