Affirmative Action And Equal Opportunity

709 WordsNov 22, 20143 Pages
I. Introduction A. Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity in Employment have been used to ensure that all minorities are given an opportunity to succeed in America. Equal Opportunity itself is a concept hinted at by the founders in the Constitution, whereas Affirmative Action is the government policy that brings about Equal Opportunity in Employment. Has Affirmative Action actually managed to right the wrongs of previous discrimination of minorities or has it only compounded the discrimination? 1. Affirmative Action: What is it and how did it come into being? 2. Equal Opportunity: How did it change from a concept into law? 3. Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity in Employment a) Statistical analysis II. Main Body A. Affirmative Action: What is it and how did it come into being? 1. The historical basis for Affirmative Action in the United States will be discussed. a) Affirmative Action came about in response to legislation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. There were various political, societal and moral reasons to justify the legislation. Those reasons will be examined. b) How Affirmative Action has been implemented by the federal and state governments and private companies will be examined. B. Equal Opportunity: How did it change from a concept into law? 1. The historical basis for Equal Opportunity in the United States will be discussed. a) How did the Framer’s intend for all citizens to have equal opportunity under the Constitution. b) How Equal
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