Download e-book for kindle: Affirmative action and the university : race, ethnicity, and by Kul B Rai; John W Critzer

By Kul B Rai; John W Critzer

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Affirmative motion and the college is the one full-length research to check the impression of affirmative motion on all greater schooling hiring practices. Drawing on info supplied by means of the equivalent Employment chance fee and the U.S. division of Education's nationwide heart for schooling facts, the authors summarize, tune, and review adjustments within the gender and ethnic make-up of educational and nonacademic Read more...

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, however, overruled that 18 History of Affirmative Action decision. By refusing to hear a challenge to the appeals court’s decision, the Supreme Court, in November 1997, let stand that court’s decision, essentially leaving unresolved the issue of race- or sex-based preferences in public employment, contracting, and education. A year later, in the November 1998 election, Washington State’s voters endorsed by a 58 percent “yes” vote Proposition 200, which would prohibit the state government from “discriminating or granting preferential treatment based on race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin” in public employment, education, and contracting.

21 Regardless of the intentions of President Kennedy and his writers, the phrase affirmative action stuck and came to mean much more than what classical liberalism implied for nondiscrimination in employment. O. ”22 President Kennedy’s executive order did not apply to construction contracts. That omission was corrected by another of his executive orders, signed 6 History of Affirmative Action in 1963. Far more important, the president also addressed the issue of gender equality in employment by appointing in 1961 a President’s Commission on the Status of Women.

Several proponents of the bill said in the Senate that the bill would not permit such preferential treatment. Hubert Humphrey, the Majority Whip in the Senate and a strong supporter and sponsor of the bill, unequivocally declared: “The title does not provide that any preferential treatment in employment shall be given to Negroes or to any other persons or groups. . ”27 The statements made by some black leaders at the time of the consideration of the civil rights legislation reflected an acceptance of nonpreferential treatment in employment.

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