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    John F. Kennedy initially took Affirmative Action to ensure the equality for all races mainly for jobs and educational institutions. He did this through his Executive Order 10925, which is known as Affirmative Action. This policy asserts that in jobs and educational institutions, racial preferences will be used in their admissions process.While proponents of Affirmative Action claim that levels of diversity in college campuses increase with Affirmative Action, the reality is that many underrepresented minority students are being mismatched into the colleges and universities, ultimately leading them to a path of failure and because of this, there will be less underrepresented minorities (or URMs for the purpose of this) graduating…

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    articles “Class Action- A Challenge To Class-Based Affirmative Action” and “Affirmative Action Based on Income”, written by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Richard D. Kahlenberg, respectively, debate the merits of both affirmative action based on race and on socioeconomic class. Kahlenberg makes the claim that class is a bigger disadvantage than race in modern America to achieving a higher level of education. Jones, conversely, presents the counterargument that race continues to be the largest obstacle…

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    If a claim will result in a potential recovery that is so low that one plaintiff may not find it worthwhile to pursue due to the expense and effort required it may be a good candidate for a Class Action Lawsuit. In these types of suits, many people with a common cause join together to file suit. Suits of this type are allowed when (1) The group share common questions of law that can be settled in the same suit, (2) it is not possible for the group members to bring the action individually, and…

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    The Importance Of Advocacy

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    As an advocate or change agent, what factors do you need to consider when weighing differing perspectives about how discrimination and oppression occur in order to make a choice? As a change agent or advocate it is important to look at what type of action or approach is the best one such as advocacy, social action, or empowerment actions. Factors to consider include populations at risk, factors that put populations at risk, the values and limitations of advocacy and the agencies commitment to…

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    the law signed by President Obama shortly after taking office amended the Civil Rights Act of 1964 so unfair pay complaints can be filed within one hundred and eighty days of a discriminatory paycheck and that one hundred and eighty days resets after every such paycheck is issued. Betty Dukes, a Walmart shopper at a Pittsburg, California, store, and five other women filed a class action lawsuit in which they alleged that the company 's nationwide policies resulted in lower pay for women than…

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    against Wal-Mart for illegally firing employees for protesting at the company’s headquarters during its yearly shareholder meeting in 2013. The judgement against Wal-Mart states it violated labor laws and must offer the employees back their jobs and compensate for lost wages. It also required Wal-Mart to inform its workers of their right to organize. This sends a message to the company that it must comply by labor laws and cannot silence and coerce employees into submission. In April of 2015, a…

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    This matter involves a class action lawsuit filed against Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Corporation. The lawsuit, which was originally filed in 2007, is brought as a class action on behalf of all persons and entities that paid for inpatient and hospital-based outpatient healthcare services from Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Corporation at Highland Park Hospital, Glenbrook Hospital and Evanston Hospital. (Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Corporation changed its name to NorthShore…

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    the right and wrong choice the biblical principles step in to help make the situation easier to manage while reaching the best outcome possible that will glorify God as the end result. The two aspects, the biblical principles and common sense, are employed to help ensure that the business practices sound business practices in all their activities. The company operates in sound business practices by operating with honesty and demonstrating integrity while promoting the same attributes for those…

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    There were 245 arrests made for undocumented workers at Wal-Mart in 2003. Wal-Mart was able to get by with no criminal charges by paying 11 million dollars. The largest gender discrimination class-action lawsuit in history was Dukes vs. Wal-Mart. According to the EEOC in 2002 only one in 20 drivers that Wal-Mart hired was black, some of which have a better driving history and more experience than the white drivers that do get hired. For a country that is supposed to be equal and all the…

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    The 1980 court case, Armstrong V. Kline, drew from parents of children with exceptionalities becoming upset with the education system’s 180-day school year rule1. Beginning in January of 1980, they decided that enough was enough and they needed to do something before summer vacation came so, their child/children would not lose everything they learned during the school year1. The parents took on the court case, filing three class action lawsuits, all of which were against Caryl Kline, the…

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