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Affirmative Action

Title: Affirmative Action
Category: /Society & Culture
Details: Words: 400 | Pages: 1 (approximately 235 words/page)
Affirmative Action
In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued Executive Order #11246 at Howard University that required federal contractors to undertake affirmative action to increase the number of minorities that they employ. He wanted to ensure that minorities were recruited to have real opportunities to be hired and then eventually get a promotion. In 1969, the Department of Labor exposed widespread racial discrimination of the Construction Department so President Richard M. Nixon decided to encorporate a system of 'goals and …showed first 75 words of 400 total…
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…showed last 75 words of 400 total…have been many additions to the policy of affirmative action. People from the Vietnam War, people with disabilties, and minority groups have made gains in the workforce but more research needs to be conducted as to the qualifications of all of these people to make sure that race is not a determining factor in the giving and receiving of jobs. The best person for the job, no matter what race, should be given the job.

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