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    Many organizations have established policies to remedy discrimination in hiring of women and minorities.
    Discuss whether or not you feel that affirmative action programs, reverse discrimination, and criteria of comparable worth are appropriate forms of remedy. How is your response to this assignment consistent with the moral philosophy you described in the Unit 1 discussion board assignment? Explain. If it is not consistent with that philosophy, explain why your philosophy has changed.

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    1. Many organizations have established policies to remedy discrimination in hiring of women and minorities. Discuss whether or not you feel that affirmative action programs, reverse discrimination, and criteria of comparable worth are appropriate forms of remedy. How is your response to this assignment consistent with the moral philosophy you described in the Unit 1 discussion board assignment? Explain. If it is not consistent with that philosophy, explain why your philosophy has changed.

    Affirmative action (AA) is a policy or a program that seeks to redress past discrimination through active measures to ensure equal opportunity, as in education and employment. (1) Proponents of this policy argue that this policy is necessary for social change, such as ensuring equal opportunity for groups of people who have been historically discriminated against. This seems like a reasonable argument and remedy because in order to change historical social behaviors of long standing, laws and policies are often (if not always) necessary for any significant changes to occur. Conversely, opponents of affirmative action argue that AA is a form of reverse discrimination, which instead hurts the white people, preventing them from equal opportunities, etc.

    Specifically, reverse discrimination is a controversial term used to describe the perceived effects of government policies (most notably Affirmative action); namely that they benefit a historically disadvantaged group at the expense of discrimination against a historically dominant group. While the term is ...

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    Referring to organizational policies to remedy discrimination in hiring of women and minorities, this solution discusses whether or not affirmative action programs, reverse discrimination, and criteria of comparable worth are appropriate forms of remedy.

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