Affirmative Action Essay by The Research Group

Affirmative Action
A look at how affirmative action policies have evolved.
# 72292 | 675 words | 3 sources | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2004 in African-American Studies (Civil Rights) , Law (General) , Women Studies (General)

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This paper discusses affirmative action policy and its evolution from its beginnings in the 1960s to today. The paper discusses the implications of the Civil Rights Act (CRA) of 1964 and looks at how the original purpose of the CRA for African-Americans has expanded to include rights for women.

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"The Civil Rights Act (CRA) formally ended racial and gender discrimination by any entity doing business with or receiving money from the federal government. Nearly all institutions of higher education receive federal funding in some form so the Civil Rights act had an immediate effect on admissions policies and student recruitment as universities endeavored to comply with the law. Most universities had actually stopped practicing overt racial discrimination prior to passage of the CRA. The landmark Brown v Board of Education case outlawed racial discrimination in public..."

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