Women And Minority Groups During The Civil Rights Initiative

907 Words Mar 6th, 2016 4 Pages
Women and minority groups in particular fields have been disadvantaged since there has been a discrimination against them few years ago. Especially in the work fields, an issue regarding inequality in public contracting, specifically in bidding, becomes a current debate among workers. Since San Francisco allowed the city authorities to treat its bidding process differently though the San Francisco’s Public Contracting, cities that intended to eliminate such inequality might have failed. This policy stated that the bid process proposed by women and minorities could be lowered 10 percent, compared to the normal bid that usually proposed by the majority and men.This policy was no longer valid after a Proposition 209 or the California Civil Rights Initiative has been signed in 1996. The state government was to not to involved issues that differentiate ethnicity, race, and gender in public contracting, employment, as well as education. Since this Proposition 209 was implemented by numerous cities and states, many people began to question its performances. There was a case where a corporation (Rothe Development) owned by white people denied a bid since the one who offered the bid was doing a violation. The United States Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of the Air Force took 10 percent off the of its original bid price from International Computers Telecommunications, Inc., a business owned by minorities, which is Korean. Later, this case was brought to the court in…
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