Affirmative Action Paper

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Affirmative Action Paper

Jonathan Weindel

University of Phoenix

Affirmative Action Paper

On May 16th, 1898, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld racial segregation in public accommodations. The justice says that it should be "colorblind." The great debate of affirmative action is that people wonder if giving the minorities benefits is fair to the rest of society that are not getting this help. Affirmative action is unfair and unjust to society and there needs to be a way to slowly bring everyone together as an equal race and make affirmative action come to an end.

According to WordNet Search (2009), affirmative action is "a policy designed to redress past discrimination against women and minority groups through measures to improve their economic and educational opportunities" (para. 1). Affirmative action has always been in the controversy of this world. Since the beginning of time, many people ponder over what is the equal man, but the United States was the first to put that under the table when the United States Constitution was written in 1794.

This document stated that all men were created equal, but many people were still in the shadows treating minority and women the same they always have. This paper will discuss what employers are subject to affirmative action plans and why, what do the plans require employers to do, and happens if employers do not meet the goals of the affirmative action plan.

Subjection to Affirmative Action

Under the EEOC regulations, a company cannot discriminate in the spectrums of age, race, sex, religious, disabilities, color, or national origin, but many companies still do this without being reprimanded. According to Human Resources (2009), "Affirmative action is more than simply practicing equal employment opportunity or not discriminating. Rather, it...