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Affirmative Action in the Workplace

April 3, 2016 | Author: | Posted in economics, mathematics and economics

Affirmative Action

Changing the Way America Works Name

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Affirmative Action : Changing the Way America Works

Many of us in today ‘s workforce cannot remember a time when we were denied a job because of who we are or what we looked like Unfortunately , history reveals that the worlds of both employment and education were not always so inviting . Before the days of African-American CEOs , women business owners , and Hispanic valedictorians , there was a time when colorless [banner_entry_middle]

, gender-specific guidelines were the norms for our society . Prior to 1965 , the White male was America ‘s leader and worker , and many were not opened to changing the way our country functioned

Although our country had just been introduced to Civil Rights laws , many felt that allowing education to take place in a non-segregated setting had provided opportunity enough for equality ‘ to run its course President Lyndon B . Johnson changed history when he introduced the Affirmative Action policy in 1965 that would provide a more leveled opportunity for minorities , including non-White persons and women , to succeed in their employment and education ventures (Brunner ,

.1 Executive no . 11246 , passed by the Department of Labor in 1965 restricted educators and employers from discriminating against non-White persons , to include women , as opposed to admitting and employing the typically White , mostly male population they were so accustomed to managing (DOL ,

.1 . While the Department of Labor ‘s Affirmative Action guidelines ‘ purpose was to incorporate equality and justice for those who were not familiar to such peace , Affirmative Action was occasionally the love-child of legal spats in which the White Male became the victim .In the case of United Steelworkers of America vs . Weber , Brian Weber challenged the practices of his union for guaranteeing spaces in a training program that introduced access for better paying jobs to less-skilled minorities (ACE ,

.1 . Despite Weber ‘s efforts , the results of

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the case deemed it legal for Black employees to receive special consideration over fully qualified White employees (TIME ,


In contrast , the notorious Bakke case of 1978 ruled that while race can be considered when deciding admittance into colleges and universities meeting minority quotas was not in line with Affirmative Action practices (CEE ,

.1 . When Allan Bakke was denied admittance to the University of California ‘s medical school despite his higher than average GPA , the outcome of the case made legal history , yet still left room for error

The role the Department of Labor plays in enforcing Affirmative Action is , for the most part , a silent one . The burden of equality lies on the employers and universities . theless , when an individual feels victimized in the way of an unequal consideration , the results of any doubt in the written meaning of Affirmative Action are interpreted . Any revisions are provided to the Department of Labor , who will ensure that the practice of non-discrimination is continued

United Steelworkers of America vs . Weber

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