ERIC Number: ED363923
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Equal Employment Opportunity for Racial and Ethnic Minorities: Affirmative Action, Reverse Discrimination, and Related Issues.
Uerling, Donald F.
This paper discusses some basic constitutional and statutory principles related to affirmative action and reverse discrimination in employment of educational personnel. The specifications of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, other statutes and regulations, and selected Supreme Court cases are outlined, as well as their implications for employment practices. A conclusion is that remedies for intentional and unintentional discrimination against racial and ethnic minorities may pose problems. Preferential programs may only reinforce common stereotypes, which hold that certain groups are unable to achieve success without special protection based on a factor having no relationship to individual worth. (LMI)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Higher Education, Legal Problems, Personnel Selection, Racial Balance, Racial Discrimination, Reverse Discrimination, School Personnel
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Women in Educational Administration (Lincoln, NE, September 19-20, 1993).