Affirmative action and the university : race, ethnicity, and by Kul B Rai; John W Critzer

By Kul B Rai; John W Critzer

Affirmative motion and the collage is the one full-length learn to check the effect of affirmative motion on all better schooling hiring practices. Drawing on facts supplied via the equivalent Employment chance fee and the U.S. division of Education's nationwide heart for schooling facts, the authors summarize, tune, and evaluation alterations within the gender and ethnic make-up of educational and nonacademic Read more...

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33 The revised order required the application of affirmative action guidelines not only to minorities but also to women. Federal contractors or subcontractors that received contracts of $50,000 or more and employed fifty or more workers were required by these guidelines to develop affirmative action programs. ” Contractors were required to determine, on the basis of careful analysis, the areas of underutilization of minorities and women and then to develop “goals and timetables,” which the contractors were to realize by applying “good-faith efforts” in order to correct deficiencies in their affirmative action programs.

42 Such a relatively unequivocal position of the federal courts did not last long. In the controversial Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978) case, on which the Supreme Court was almost evenly split and Justice Lewis Powell helped the Court arrive at a 5–4 decision, the 16 percent quota for the admission of disadvantaged minorities into the University of California Medical School at Davis was declared invalid. However, the Court also ruled that race could be considered as one of the factors in university admissions.

Fort (1988) and Ward’s Cove Packing v. Atonio (1989), had adverse impact on minorities and women in employment. Nicholas Mills notes, “Contradicting its 1971 Griggs v. 46 It was to counteract the effect of such cases on affirmative action that the Civil Rights Bill of 1990 was introduced. President Bush called it a “quota bill” and, despite the bill’s overwhelming support in Congress, vetoed it (in the House there was over two-thirds support for the bill, but in the Senate there was one vote less than two-thirds).

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