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Affrimative Action

Explain what affirmative action is. What are the legal bases for affirmative action? What is reverse discrimination? How can you apply this knowledge?

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Affirmative action (AA) is an action or policy that basically prevents discrimination. When a company or organization adopts an AA policy, it does so in order to ensure that all candidates are afforded an equal chance or opportunity for hiring and/or promotion purposes. In organizations over a certain number of employees that have AA policies, it ensures that the employee population includes people that are in classes which are considered protected classes -- individuals that make up minorities due to race, religion, and national origin. AA was put into effect in order to act against the discrimination that was shown in the years that led up to AA. By implementing a specific policy that essentially demands equality ...

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The expert explains what affirmative action is. What are the legal bases for affirmative action? What is reverse discrimination? How can you apply this knowledge?

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