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Illustrate the relationship between affirmation action and equal employment opportunity. List the points and counterpoints each.

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1. Illustrate the relationship between affirmation action and equal employment opportunity. List the points and counterpoints each.

Affirmative action is a policy or a program that seeks to redress past discrimination through active measures to ensure equal opportunity, as in education, employment, or contracting. http://www.answers.com/topic/affirmative-action. Equal employment opportunity is only focused on employment.

Like equal employment opportunity, affirmative action refers to concrete steps that are taken not only to eliminate discrimination in the workplace, but is also focused on education, or contracting-and attempting to redress the effects of past discrimination.
The underlying motive for affirmative action is the Constitutional principle of equal opportunity, which holds that all persons have the right to equal access to self-development. In other words, persons with equal abilities should have equal opportunities. This is similar to the goal of equal employment: the goal of giving all persons an equal chance to an education and employment, and to protect their civil rights, regardless of their race, religious beliefs, or gender. In the United States, various minority groups have been fighting for equal opportunity over the last 150 years. http://www.answers.com/topic/equal-opportunity However, it does not try to readdress the effects of past discrimination, as does affirmative action.
In fact, even affirmative action programs differ widely in the extent to which they attempt to overturn discrimination. Some programs might simply institute reviews of the hiring process for women, ...

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Illustrates the relationship between affirmation action and equal employment opportunity e.g. list the points and counterpoints for each.

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