Inequities Involving Women In The Workplace Essay

Inequities Involving Women In The Workplace Essay

… Affirmative Action
THESIS: There are equally prestigious and vocal proponents and opponents of Affirmative Action as it has been practiced in the U.S. since the policy was introduced in 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Research and surveys by various groups can be cited to support both sides.

I. Affirmative Action Today

A. Barbara Grutter v. University of Michigan
1. U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 6th District, upholds Michigan Affirmative Action policy
a. President Bush weighs in against courts decision
b. Courts decision opposite of decision regarding AA invalidation at Univ. of Texas by 5th District

… minorities
2. Fosters resentment on both sides
V. Members of U.S. majority population groups are in favor of AA
A. Almost 60% favor it in workplace, school admissions
B. Almost 60% favor AA for women
C. About half would keep current programs with changes
VI. Current feeling about AA by public
A. Slightly more support for AA involving women and those with disabilities than for those for racial minorities
1. Minorities and women more supportive of AA in general
2. More valid research needed to determine exactly what causes this
B. Against? Those thought to be selected under AA …

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