Essay on Affirmative Action : Education And Employment Opportunities
Affirmative action policies, at first were established in order to improve the lives and opportunities presented to the African American community in regards to education and employment opportunities. The Brown v. Board of Education decision put a stop to segregation in schools, but when it came to higher education, the diversity was lagging behind. Affirmative action, was implemented in higher education to increase the number of minority groups whom wanted to transition to that point m their lives. Pursuing something that had previously been out of reach to them. The Affirmative action policies were set in place to reach out to find minorities who wish to pursue higher education and give them an opportunity, that was not always given to them.
What’s the difference between equal opportunity and affirmative action policies?
Equal Opportunity policies “mean freedom from discrimination on the basis of protected classes such as race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability or genetic information” (SFHRM). The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and…