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A Historical Perspective of Affirmative Action
Discusses affirmative action from a historical, economic, and social perspective.
# 49290 | 4,816 words | 18 sources | APA | 2004 | US

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This paper presents an extensive study of affirmative action programs. It begins with a definition and explanation of the objectives of affirmative action policies and then goes on to look at the many societal areas the policies impact. The paper also looks at the primary focus of affirmative action policies, some of the arguments supporting and opposing affirmative action, and rulings on affirmative action programs that will affect their implementation in the future.

A Historical Perspective of Affirmative Action
Roles in Affirmative Action
Ethnic View
An Economic Perspective
A Sociological Perspective

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"The American government justifies affirmative-action programs as "the principal of compensatory justice (Giraldo, p. 45)". Basically, this means that just compensation must be awarded to an injured party if an injustice has occurred. Affirmative action requires employees to hire members of groups that were wronged in the past in an effort to undo or compensate for historical injustices."

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