1970s Social Equity

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Jerry, you are correct that prior to the 1970s social equity was not a theme of administration. According to Cronkhite (2013), Wilson saw the role of the public administrator as that as carrying out the will of politicians. During this time administrators followed politicians and stood by and watched as slavery and segregation laws were enforced (Cronkhite, 2013). With the advent of the social equity themes public administrators have more freedom to determine how to deliver services to the public without the input of politicians. This also gave public administrators the right, and duty, to ensure that services are delivered fairly to all (Cronkhite, 2013). One change in law enforcement that resulted from the social equity themes during
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