There have been several challenges in the court systems regarding the legality of affirmative action plans. If and when these challenges have the result in weakening affirmative action programs in organizations, what affects do you think that will have on the prospects of women and minorities in the future? Do you think these programs are still needed?
The legal challenges will have a limited effect on affirmative action programs. The court pronouncements will not have a devastating impact on the prospects of women and minorities.
The only affirmative action that has been ruled out is racial quotas or gender quotas (See: Gratz v. Bollinger). What the court has not allowed is reverse discrimination in the context of educational institutions. What the educational ...
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