Explore BrainMass

Affirmative Action and Reverse Discrimination Programs

Many organizations have established policies to remedy discrimination when hiring women and minorities. Discuss whether you feel that affirmative action programs, reverse discrimination, and criteria of comparable worth are appropriate forms of remedy.

You should conduct research on this topic before making your posts.

Research affirmative action, reverse discrimination, and comparable worth and answer the following questions:

Do you feel that these concepts are appropriate forms of remedy in the workplace? Explain.
What else do you think could be done to eliminate discrimination in the workplace?

You must use at least one credible source from either the Library's full-text database or the Web. Include your reference(s) that you used in APA format

Solution Preview

Discrimination of Women and Minorities in the Workplace:

Women and minorities have faced discrimination in the work environment over the years and this is mainly because they have had to deal with implicit biases with their potential employers i.e. many employers feel comfortable employing those people who look like them in terms of religion, gender, culture and race. This case is even worse for women falling in the minority group since they are viewed as the weaker gender and who due to their poor socioeconomic status have little or no educational background (Employment Discrimination, n.d).

Affirmative action means the strategies put forward so as to increase the presentation of women and minorities in the institutions, education and companies from which they have long been excluded from. This program is a plan that was started from the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson's executive order 11246 and the Equal Protection Clause if the 14th Amendment to the US constitution. It was started so as to reverse the discrimination that women and minorities faced and to ensure that they are given equal educational, contracting and employment opportunities as the other ...

Solution Summary

Affirmative action and reverse discrimination programs are examined.