Essays Tagged: "equal opportunities"

Sexism in the Workplace

Despite Legislation for Equal Opportunities, sexism is still in evidence inthe workplace.Sexism is a particular concern for ... due to the increase ofwoman entering the labour market. This aroused the need for a legislationfor equal opportunity for both sex's to be passed in 1975. It stated thatdiscrimination of a persons sex ... m tohave any power. Obstacles in the way of woman in careers, if womenprefer different jobs to men, equal pay for both sexes and what's changedsince the law was made an Act of Parliament. This essay w ...

(10 pages) 598 0 3.0 Aug/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

The Conflicts of the Black Race: Delayed Economic and Educational Progress

ProgressIn the 1960's, blacks, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., fought for their civil rights and equal opportunities. Although they had only been out of slavery for less than a century, they felt t ...

(5 pages) 206 0 3.7 Apr/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

The detriment that society can cause to its inhabitants. Refers to relationship in "The doll house" by Ibsen and also expectaions of men

ghts movement where women were not willing to accept second billing to the male gender. They wanted equal opportunities and equal treatment. The main problem at that time was the frame of mind that th ...

(5 pages) 105 1 3.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Does Feminism Provide a Positive Direction for Society?

Feminism is a social movement that is committed to providing women with equal opportunities. As individuals within social institutions, men have dominated over women throug ... ell ourselves that the situation is different. But can we rightfully say that men and women have an equal relationship in society?For example, the fact that most secretaries are women and most executi ... n executives, doctors, and professors - but it has still been challenging for women to attain total equality with men.People that believe feminism does provide a positive direction for society claim t ...

(3 pages) 158 4 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Equal Opportunities in Employment Historical Analysis

Equal Opportunities in EmploymentHistorical AnalysisThere have been many changes in legislation conc ... charge of fighting this sort of discrimination against minorities is the Department of Justice. The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) is in charge of regulating the work environment. Th ... they belong to a minority group? The EEOC says they do, but some researchers in the field disagree.Equality under Employment Discrimination ActsLaw professor John J. Donohue III from the University o ...

(35 pages) 1706 0 4.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

Case Against Affirmative Action

as hard and will not receive such due rewards. Affirmative action is a quota system set up to make equal opportunities for all minorities. Therefor one of every 5 med students at said university must ... , color, religion, sex ornational origin"(Sykes). The constitution made slavery illegal, guarantees equal protection under the law, and made it illegal to deny the right to vote to any individual base ...

(7 pages) 349 0 4.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

The Civil Rights movement .

The Civil Rights movement ironically has the pretext of promoting justice and equality; however, in recent years the once so-called 'Oppressors' have now become the 'Oppressed'. ... t years the once so-called 'Oppressors' have now become the 'Oppressed'. Due to Affirmative Action, equal-outcome programs, and hate-crime legislation, many Americans are now denied fair and equal opp ... tures of the civilizations of each race and culture over the past ten thousand years. Comparing the equality or inequality of the Races is like comparing apples and oranges. Each race has its own uniq ...

(18 pages) 370 0 2.7 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Crime and the american dream with regards to sociology.

t our country is superior to others, because every person is supposed to be treated fairly and have equal opportunities. However, the American Dream has also brought about more crime than anywhere els ... o have a lower crime rate. In American society economic institutions are less constraining and give equal opportunities to most people. For these reasons, economic institutions are more attractive to ...

(4 pages) 95 0 4.2 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Men Vs. Women. Who has the upper hand in American society today?

ave.In general, men earn more than women in almost every job. Most businesses state that they offer equal opportunities for men and women. However, men still dominate the job market and hold the major ... d hold the majority of jobs with high prestige. Men usually receive promotions over women that have equal qualifications. Just eleven of the top 1000 companies in the United States have a woman in the ...

(6 pages) 177 0 3.8 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Analysis of the arguments for and against Affirmative Action (Issue #10, Stanley Feingold, George McKenna, "Taking Sides" 13th ed.)

to be treated like second-rate citizens. Falling victim to racial discrimination, they were denied equal opportunities readily available to their white counterparts. Today we face problems due to thi ... t's effects on the black community. One solution to the problem of past discrimination and racial inequality has been to take "Affirmative Action" with regard to minority races in America, enforcing c ...

(7 pages) 103 0 3.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

Trials & Tribulations of Nelson Mandela

hed theideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and withequal opportunities. It is an ideal to achieve. But, if it needs be, it is an ideal for which I ampr ... erson who will never be forgotten. His strength, courage and wisdom has assisted in maintaining an "equal" society for all people, regardless their origin, to live and he should be looked up to.

(4 pages) 61 0 2.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Affirmative action-opinion paper

Affirmative action is meant to be an attempt at equality throughout society. It supposedly proposes that each person receive equal opportunities in ... rce. Not only would this apply to minorities but to women as well. Every sector in America would be equal and unprejudiced - or so proponents say. On the other hand, adopting affirmative action would ... ow much do we do to repay people - in this case blacks - for past wrongs? Is it enough to give them equal rights, or will we give them extra opportunities to make up for those we took away? It has bee ...

(4 pages) 107 1 4.1 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Curricula Development

ange in both institutions should be expected. Changes are required to reflect movements in society, equal opportunities, technological and multi-cultural aspects in this ever changing world. An exampl ...

(11 pages) 312 0 3.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

How Important Was the Role of African Americans Themselves in Achieving Political and Civil Equality for African Americans in the USA Between 1945 and 1965?

Although America claims to be the 'land of the free' and offer equal opportunities to all, there has always been racial prejudice and discrimination to people who ... l changes brought about by the war, such as economic prosperity, campaigning by black activists for equal rights took a new direction. Civil Rights for African Americans improved between 1945 and 1965 ... ey were discriminated against when applying for jobs and even if successful still failed to receive equal pay and opportunities. However, they didn't receive as much prejudice outside the workplace as ...

(14 pages) 113 0 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Domestic Violence In the Family "A Feminist Perspective"

to point out to you the issues of family violence from a feminist point of view and how power and inequality are features of this perception. To describe this in a feminist way, we have to understand ... eenth century, suggests that women are systematically disadvantaged in modern society and advocates equal opportunities for men and women" (Abercrombie, Hill, Turner, 1984. pg. 131.). Domestic violenc ...

(7 pages) 152 1 4.4 Jun/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin (for US History I AP)

is no real defenition of what it is. Today, we see acceptable as treating everybody fairly, giving equal opportunities to all, and not discriminating due to race, religion, or creed. But it was not a ... s, and buses, just to name a few. In the past forty years, we have made great strides toward racial equality. Segregation was abolished by the Civil Rights Act, and equal job opportunities for all wer ...

(4 pages) 35 0 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Feminist Movement

ary period. In the 1800's and early 20th century, many women were oppressed and denied the right to equal opportunities that men were granted. However, after the active and significant role women play ... e a political movement and spawned the social theory of feminism. There was a momentous crusade for equal rights. Women were motivated to eliminate the gender stereotyped roles that were hindering the ...

(5 pages) 75 1 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights

This argumentative essay in support of Affirmative Action including bibliography.

ntext thefocal points will be how affirmative action affect African Americans, how it bolstered the equalopportunities for an ethnic group that has been historically discriminated against, and thethe ... norities havebeen able to achieve.The Declaration of Independence asserts that "all men are created equal" "Declaration ofIndependence" 546). Yet America is scarred by a long history of legally impose ...

(6 pages) 247 0 4.3 Mar/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

Is death penalty too harsh for a rapist?

Inequalities in the distribution of wealth is a main issue in our society. The poor becomes poorer whi ... a realize that she is poor and inferior.The story?s setting in 1972 reveals how blacks did not have equal opportunities even though African American had achieved their civil rights in the late 1960?s. ... ains true for today since the gap between the poor and the rich are even wider now. Some of these inequalities are our education system, health care, employment opportunities, wages and even our trans ...

(3 pages) 32 1 3.3 Mar/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

A raisin in the sun

sary. Hansberry stated in her meeting with Robert Kennedy?"the first thing that must be achieved is equal opportunities for Negroes...when unemployment is six percent nationally it is as high as thirt ...

(4 pages) 68 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American