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Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Please assist with ideas for a paper written in the APA format, please address the following questions: Why do we as a society still need Affirmative Action? Why isn't Equal Employment Opportunity sufficient to prevent workplace discrimination?

Evaluation Criteria Include:

Must provided a clear and focused explanation of your response to the issues raised here?
Must provided an understandable and realistic rationale for your view of the impact of the laws and regulations?
Are any references concerning Human Resources integrated into your analysis appropriately? You must provide complete citations for all sources.

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We as a society still need Affirmative Action because workplace diversity is desirable and in several firms there is lack of workplace diversity. Affirmative Action will actually make businesses more adaptive. When we take affirmative action we make a commitment to justice and equal treatment for all. When a business takes affirmative action it conveys a belief of justice and this improves the work environment. Affirmative action also provides a reassurance to the underrepresented classes that the company and the society will give them full consideration for opportunities. Affirmative action is taken to give a boost to children and employees who start with a social disadvantage (Glenda Strachan, John Burgess, Anne Sullivan, 2004). This boost improves society by balancing it. For example, children of certain minorities for centuries have been discriminated against. Affirmative action gives them a helping hand to improve their position. There are sections of the society that have for various reasons been discriminated against for centuries; affirmative action corrects this situation (Carol Agócs, Catherine Burr, ...

Solution Summary

The solution to this problem explains the difference between equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. The references related to the answer are also included.