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Brief History of Affirmative Action

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Could you explain a brief history of the evolution of affirmative action?

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On March 6, 1961, President John F. Kennedy signs into law Executive Order 10925 addressing Affirmative Action for the first time, creating the Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity and also mandates that government contractors receiving federal funds, take "affirmative action" to ensure that employment and promotional practices are free of racial discrimination.

On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson ...

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This solution provides a brief history of affirmative action by detailing key events from 1961 to 2000 in the US. Reference used is included.

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