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ERIC Number: ED143724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug-30
Pages: 38
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The Myth of Affirmative Action.
Roye, W.J.
The principles of Affirmative Action policies and their implementation in American businesses and universities are examined in this paper. Issues such as discriminatory hiring practices, promotions and salaries, as well as the awarding of athletic scholarships, are discussed. Examples of relevant court cases are presented. Court decisions are regarded as having been inadequate in most cases. The procedures of recruitment and hiring of the Affirmative Action Officer for a given organization, and the compensation offered, are said to be insufficient for the job of directing complicated Affirmative Action programs. Institutions and labor unions are branded as resistant to Affirmative Action. Some of the reasons for this resistance are noted: particularly, the accusatory fashion in which Affirmative Action regulations are often initiated; practical complications, such as time, money and bureaucratic paperwork; and, in educational institutions, the perception of Affirmative Action as a threat to academic freedom. Some recommendations are made as to Affirmative Action program design and counseling. In the meantime, however, Affirmative Action is labeled a "charade" and relegated to a list of social "dreams," among them integration, full employment, and the eradication of drug addiction. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (New York, N.Y., August 30, 1976) ; Some parts may be marginally legible due to print quality of the original document