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Public Policy , Affirmative Action: Federal Government

1. Define the term "glass ceiling." Provide a brief overview and discussion of the public policy framework aimed at improving gender equity.

2. Discuss the role of affirmative action in civil rights. Explain the pros and cons of equal opportunity and affirmative action.

3. Identify and discuss the strengths and weaknesses in the federal form of government.

4. What was the initial goal of the development of the civil rights policy, and what was the focus that brought about the civil rights movement? What are some of the provisions and prohibitions enacted by the civil rights movement?

5. Discuss the case Brown vs. Topeka , its importance in the civil rights movement, and the causes of mass resistance in desegregation.

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1. Define the term "glass ceiling." Provide a brief overview and discussion of the public policy framework aimed at improving gender equity.

The glass ceiling is a real but unseen barrier that prevents women from rising to the top of the corporate ladder. This barrier is not explained by other job related characteristics, these characteristics are more at higher levels, the inequality in advancement, and the discrimination increases over the course of the person's career. There is a policy framework that improves gender equity. The policy translates in the form of laws. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act disallows gender discrimination at workplace. Title VII not only disallows gender discrimination but also allows victims of sexual harassment to recover damages under the federal law.

2. Discuss the role of affirmative action in civil rights. Explain the pros and cons of equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Affirmative action in civil rights helps create a diverse work environment. Affirmative ...

Solution Summary

Government action against discrimination is explained in a structured manner in this response. The answer includes references used.

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