The purpose of affirmative action is to correct past injustices by implementing policies that favor those previously discriminated against. The term was first coined after its incl...
A policy in which an individual's color, race, sex, religion or national origin are taken into account by a business or the government in order to increase the opportunities provided to an underrepresented part of society. Affirmative action is...
Affirmative action or positive discrimination (known as employment equity in
Canada, reservation in India and Nepal, and positive action in the UK) is the
Affirmative action is not, as some critics charge, a uniquely modern concept
fashioned by contemporary liberals in defiance of history or tradition. Although
in hiring is when race, ethnicity, disabilities, military background, socioeconomic status, and/or gender are considered when making hiring decision as a means to provide equal employment opportunity. More »
This page provides a background of affirmative action and an overview of the
debate surrounding the issue.
A concise article describing several key misunderstandings of affirmative action.
Well worth reading!
Information from the U.S. Department of Labor for federal contractors and
subcontractors regarding affirmative actions that must be taken by covered
The ACLU Racial Justice Program actively supports affirmative action to secure
racial diversity in a number of settings to help ensure equal opportunities for all ...
Jun 23, 2015 ... This section is not meant to be a comprehensive overview of affirmative action
law, cases, or policies. It is, however, a brief review of some of ...