Affirmative Action Article Review by Champ

Affirmative Action
A review of the arguments presented in "A Defense of Programs of Preferential Treatment," by Richard Wasserstrom.
# 98848 | 1,168 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Oct 21, 2007 in English (Analysis) , Hot Topics (Affirmative Action) , Business (General)

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This paper presents an examination of business ethnics as they relate to programs of preferential treatment. The writer explores an article by Richard Wasserstrom called "A Defense of Programs of Preferential Treatment," in which he argues that using the argument of qualifications with regard to positions of employment, admission to universities and other aspects of life, over all other factors is not reasonable or valid in today's society. The paper then discusses the article's ramifications in today's business world.

Table of Contents:
Relating to Business Ethics
Core Ethical Issue
Current Events and This Topic

From the Paper:

"Those who support the programs believe that the basic handicap of minorities and women that society places on them because of their race and gender should be allowed in the business world so that the situation can become corrected over time.
In other words as minorities and women are allowed to fill some of the spots in which there are white candidates with more measurable qualifications they will continue to advance and eventually dilute the unbalanced practices of the past."
"If one examines the average professional positions of each area of employment, even given the preferential treatment programs, one will see that the majority of those positions are still filled by white males."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Wasserstrom, Richard. A Defense of Programs of Preferential Treatment. Moral Issues In Business 10 ed. William H. Shaw & Vincent Barry.
  • Winkler, Anne E. Does affirmative action work? After four decades, we are still debating how much impact affirmative action can and should have on opportunities and outcomes at work.(3 COUNTERING STEREOTYPES BY CHANGING THE RULES). Regional Review

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