Affirmative Action And Discrimination Against Women And Minority Groups

1386 Words Mar 22nd, 2016 6 Pages
"A policy designed to redress past discrimination against women and minority groups through measures to improve their economic and educational opportunities." By definition seems to explain affirmative action and to help subsidize for past discrimination. Affirmative action has foremost affects in college admissions and employment. Especially, in employment more qualified women applicants are hired solely in the fact that they are members of a minority group. The Women’s Movement has fought for the equality of women and I intend to show that affirmative action in today’s society. Affirmative action was first put into use during the 1960s under John F. Kennedy. The Civil Rights movement of 1964 emphasized the program. During that era discrimination among minorities and women was extremely high and there were many barriers. Affirmative action required employers to hire regardless of race, the affirmative action of today has changed, and employers now required to diversity in human resources. The main goal of the action was to give minorities and women an equal opportunity at employment and. The program was brought into effect ratios of employment and college admissions between whites and blacks were not corresponding with population.
Throughout the 1960s and 1970s women feminists fought to be treated equally. The feminists did not want special treatment nor did the feminists want to be treated as inferior to men. Affirmative action adds to the women’s dream that early…
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