Equal Opportunity in the Workplace Essay by Jojoy

Equal Opportunity in the Workplace
Looks at equal labor opportunities as part of the Civil Rights Movement.
# 104623 | 970 words | 6 sources | APA | 2008 | PH

$19.95 Buy and instantly download this paper now


This paper explains that the Civil Rights Movements of the 1960s aimed for the realization of constitutional provisions for equality, especially the establishment of equal labor opportunities, which allow minorities to become economically and socially mobile. The paper discusses strategies used to promote awareness of the issue of labor equality and how it developed with the Civil Rights Movements of the 1960s. The paper also identifies issues that remain a concern and how they can be addressed. In addition, the paper includes a prospectus to determine the developing issues for the 21st century. An annotated bibliography is included with the paper.

Table of Contents:
Awareness of the Issue
From the 1960s to 2006
Unresolved Issues
Changes in Approach

From the Paper:

"By the 1990s, advocates, such as Redwood (1996), point out that though there has been progress in promoting equal work opportunity, much of it has been reserved for men. She even argues that women from minority or cultural groups are doubly disadvantaged, with gender being the more major concern. Morella (2007) points out that even within these discriminated groups, there is even further discrimination because of gender, race of national origin. Because of the lack of opportunities given to minority groups, whatever opportunities are afforded them is severely competed for."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Estlund, Cynthia (2005). Working Together: Crossing Color Lines At Work. Labor History 2005 46(1): 79-98.
  • King, Martin Luther Jr. (1963) I Have A Dream: Speech On Washington For Jobs And Freedom Civil Rights March on 28 August, 2007. Retrieved on November 4, 2007, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iemxatktufa
  • Morella, Constance A. (2007). The Glass Ceiling: Will We Ever Break Through?, Gender Mainstreaming And Regional Aspects Of The Labor Market Conference, Bratislava Papers, May 17-18, 2007 Paris: OECD. Retrieved on November 4, 2007, from http://www.usoecd.org/documents/07-ambassador-gender-bratislava.pdf
  • Redwood, Rene (1996). The Glass Ceiling: The Findings And Recommendations Of The Federal Glass Ceiling Commission. Washington, D.C.: Federal Glass Ceiling Commission. . Retrieved on November 4, 2007, from http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/glass.html
  • Tomaskovic-Devey, Donald and Stainback, Kevin (2007). Annals Of The American Discrimination And Desegregation: Equal Opportunity Progress In U.S. Private Sector Workplaces Since The Civil Rights Act. Academy Of Political & Social Science 609: 49-84.

Cite this Essay:

APA Format

Equal Opportunity in the Workplace (2008, June 19) Retrieved February 26, 2024, from https://www.academon.com/essay/equal-opportunity-in-the-workplace-104623/

MLA Format

"Equal Opportunity in the Workplace" 19 June 2008. Web. 26 February. 2024. <https://www.academon.com/essay/equal-opportunity-in-the-workplace-104623/>