Accession Number : ADA309293

Title :   The Future of Affirmative Action.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Morrell, Kenneth A., Jr

PDF Url : ADA309293

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Are government sponsored affirmative action programs effective in elevating race awareness and achieving positive race relations in America? This study critically examines affirmative action and whether these programs should be continued. While tremendous progress has been made since the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation we remain a divided society. We live in separate communities, achieve at different rates in school, and our economic state is somewhat determined by our skin color. We are not a color blind society. The statistics tell us we are not. Americans must dialogue and raise the race relation discussion to a responsible level of debate. Affirmative action could provide the center of gravity for this discussion.

Descriptors :   *EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY, *RACE RELATIONS, POLICIES, DECISION MAKING, COMMUNITIES, EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT, ECONOMIC IMPACT, SOCIETIES, CROSS CULTURE(SOCIOLOGY), SOCIAL COMMUNICATION, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), MINORITIES, MANPOWER, ETHNIC GROUPS, PUBLIC RELATIONS, JOB ANALYSIS, PROMOTION(ADVANCEMENT), INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS, FEDERAL LAW, RACIAL DISCRIMINATION.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE