AFFIRMATIVE ACTION1961-2011 By: Kenisha H. Thompson Class: HRMG 5700 Employment Law
QUESTION: Has the progress of Affirmative Action changed in 50 years? ANSWER: Yes
FACTS: GROUPS IMPACTED BY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION Groups Originally Impacted by Affirmative Action in 1961: Blacks Women Groups Impacted by Affirmative Action in 2011: Disabled Minorities Veterans Women Groups which are Not Covered by Affirmative Action: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Queer Community (LGBTQ) Immigrants
Myths: Myth: Affirmative Action means quotas. Myth: Affirmative action, civil rights and diversity are the same thing. Myth: Affirmative Action means hiring individuals who are less qualified than other candidates because of race and/or gender. Myth: Our list of finalists for the open position doesn't include a person of color or a female candidate, so let's select someone from the applicant pool to include as a finalist so we are compliant with federal requirements.