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The paper looks at the subject of affirmative action and shows that while many states are curtailing and even eliminating affirmative action programs at the beginning of this new millennium, the fundamental problems that affirmative action was meant to address - the unequal treatment of people not because of their talents or characters but because of the sex or race - remain. The paper looks at the possible uses of affirmative action programs in a hospital setting. Beginning with an historical overview of the way in which affirmative action programs developed in general for their possible usefulness in a hospital setting cannot be understood independently but must be considered within an historical context. This paper then incorporates interviews from individuals in a number of different hospital-related jobs to help understand the ways in which affirmative action might hurt or help hospital administration.
From the Paper:"'When affirmative action emerged in the 1960s, it was part of a larger quest to achieve real equal opportunity and integration throughout American society. But the original purpose of affirmative action changed during the 1970s, from "racial preferences as a temporary bridge to color-blindness" to "racial preferences as a permanent way of life" (Kahlenberg, 1997, p. 11)."
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Affirmative Action (2003, February 06) Retrieved January 17, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/case-study/affirmative-action-7449/
"Affirmative Action" 06 February 2003. Web. 17 January. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/case-study/affirmative-action-7449/>