Discrimination and Legislation

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Discrimination Legislation
Nadeige Jovin
American Intercontinental University

Abstract In order to complete the diversity training manual; as a human resources manager, this paper will cover the definition of Affirmative Action, explain what the initial intent of Affirmative-Action legislation was. It will also talk about the landmark Bakke versus Regents case concluded, give the positive and negative results of Affirmative Action legislation, and tell if the Affirmative Action legislation is still appropriate in that situation.

Discrimination Legislation
Some form of affirmative action had existed in the late 1800s but the extension and enforcement of it really started in the late 1900s. Effectively, the term “affirmative action” was first employed by President Lyndon Johnson in1965 in the Executive Order 11246. The order was applied to the federal government employees to make sure they were employed, treated without regard to their race, belief, color, and nationality. That order was expanded to protect women from discrimination in 1967 by Lyndon Johnson (www.wisegeek.com, Oct, 2010).
Definition of Affirmative Action
Affirmative action is a set of public positive policies and practices designed to help eliminate past and present discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, against minorities in the search of employments, admission to colleges and universities or some government contracts. (www.thisnation.com, 1995). Affirmative action is an effort to encourage equal opportunity between everybody and it is frequently established in government and educational sites to guarantee that minority groups inside a society are included in all programs.
The intent of Affirmative Action legislation When first started at the federal level following passage of the landmark Civil Rights…...

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