The commercial that got the most attention nationally featured the hands of a White male crumbling a job application, with the voice-over stating that although the White applicant needed the job, it was given to a lesser qualified minority because of a racial preference.
Weber who was refused admission to an on-the-job training program at the Kaiser Aluminum Company plant at which he worked, although he had higher seniority than some of the minority workers who were accepted.
The rise in geographic, economic and demographic diversity of a student population suggests that the plan's focus on structural determinants of disadvantage yields broad diversity dividends.
These political actors often speak and act as if they know what the American people think about affirmative action. Although the plaintiffs lost in a lower court decision, they won their case when it reached the U.
While affirmative action is promoted by some Americans as a necessary policy to compensate for centuries of exclusion and discrimination, others say that it is discrimination simply disguised under a new label, but with different groups getting the preferential treatment, this time the minorities and women.
This study showed no real negative effects in enrollment after the prohibition of affirmative action.
Organizational leaders, college presidents, corporate executives, and state and local gov- Page Share Cite Suggested Citation:" Atonio U. Some people say that because of past discrimination against Blacks, preference in hiring and promotion should be given to Blacks.
But the practices of affirmative action in the workplace and in universities is not based giving preferred treatment to minorities by stigmatizing whites, but by picking minorities over whites when two applicants are almost equal.