Explore BrainMass
Share

Affirmative Action Questions

The U.S. Department of Labor (n.d.) describes affirmative action as shown below:

For federal contractors and subcontractors, affirmative action must be taken by covered employers to recruit and advance qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. Affirmative actions include training programs, outreach efforts, and other positive steps. These procedures should be incorporated into the company's written personnel policies. Employers with written affirmative action programs must implement them, keep them on file and update them annually. (para. 1)

Do you believe affirmative action is in and of itself discriminatory, that is to say, discriminates against qualified non-minorities in favor of minorities? Why, or why not?

Reference

U.S. Department of Labor. (n.d.). Affirmative action. Retrieved from http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/hiring/affirmativeact.htm

A one paragraph or at least 5 sentences is sufficient.

© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com August 20, 2018, 1:28 am ad1c9bdddf

Solution Preview

Yes! Affirmative Action (AA) is itself discriminatory; and discriminates against qualified non-minorities in favor of minorities. Why? Discrimination is defined as "prejudice and giving favor or preference" to one/some rather than others. AA does this exactly, but there are noble reasons for such laws. Is AA fair or right? Who's to say? If AA did not exist, perhaps those discriminated ...

Solution Summary

Solution discusses the following:

The U.S. Department of Labor (n.d.) describes affirmative action as shown below:

For federal contractors and subcontractors, affirmative action must be taken by covered employers to recruit and advance qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. Affirmative actions include training programs, outreach efforts, and other positive steps. These procedures should be incorporated into the company's written personnel policies. Employers with written affirmative action programs must implement them, keep them on file and update them annually. (para. 1)

Do you believe affirmative action is in and of itself discriminatory, that is to say, discriminates against qualified non-minorities in favor of minorities? Why, or why not?

$2.19