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Failures of Affirmative ActionOnce upon a time there were two people who went to an interview for only onejob position at the same company The first person attended a prestigious and highlyacademic university had years of work experience in the field and in the mind of theemployer had the potential to make a positive impact on the company s performanceThe second person was just starting out in the field and seemed to lack the ambition thatwas visible in his opponent Who was chosen for the job you ask Well if the storytook place before 1964 the answer would be obvious However with the somewhatrecent adoption of the social policy known as affirmative action the answer becomesunclear After the United States Congress passed the Civil Rights Act in 1964 it becameapparent that certain business traditions such as seniority status and aptitude testsprevented total equality in employment Then President Lyndon B Johnson decidedsomething needed to be done to remedy these flaws On September 24 1965 he issuedExecutive Order 11246 at Howard University that required federal contractors to takeaffirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed without regard to their racecreed color or national origin Civil Rights When Lyndon Banes Johnson signed thatorder he enacted one of the most discriminating pieces of legislature since the Jim CrowLaws were passed Affirmative action was created in an effort to help minorities leap thediscriminative barriers that were ever so present when the bill was first enacted in 1965 At this time the country was in the wake of nationwide civil-rights demonstrations andracial tension was at its peak Most of the corporate executive and managerial positionswere occupied by white males who controlled the hiring and firing of employees TheUS government in 1965 believed that these employers were discriminating againstminorities and believed that there was no better time than the present to bring aboutchange When the Civil Rights Law passed minorities especially African-Americansbelieved that they should receive retribution
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