The History of Affirmative Action

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Outline The history of affirmative action I.Introduction II.Origins of affirmative action a.The 14th Amendment to the constitution b.Major setback in the Supreme Court ruling of 1986 c.President Franklin Roosevelt's contribution d.President Harry Truman's contribution III.Affirmative action comes into being a.President John F. Kennedy's contribution b.President Lyndon B. Johnson's contribution IV.Fair employment a.Civil Rights Act of 1964 b.Landmark ruling of 1971 V.President Ronald Reagan's contrary view VI.Affirmative action after Reagan VII.Reverse discrimination a.San Francisco Police Officers Association v. San Francisco b.Hayes v. North State Law Enforcement Officers association c.Detroit Police Officers v. Young VIII.Conclusion The history of affirmative action Introduction Affirmative action or positive discrimination was a set of laws and policies that were introduced to ensure employment equity relating to race, religion, sex, color and national origin. It means that employers had to consider these factors when staffing their organizations(Dessler, 2008). The major purpose of affirmative action was to promote employers to take actions that achieve non-discrimination within their organization. This was meant to compensate for the earlier discrimination, exploitation and persecution that minority groups, especially African Americans, had been exposed to. Origins of affirmative action The 14th Amendment to the constitution Before
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