I suggest using a college/university in the US for this but I am open to using a place such as Walmart or Ikea.
a 3-4-page paper, explore Affirmative Action as it relates to race and
employment or college admissions. Review an organization you are
familiar with (it can be your former high school, college/university,
your current employer, or an organization you would like to work for one
day) and assess how well they adhere to Affirmative Action policies.
In your paper, provide an analysis of the debates around Affirmative Action as outlined in your reading as well as in the NCSL (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
website. Do you see these debates reflected in the organization you
chose to analyze? As a tip, every organization should have a “statement
of Affirmative Action” that is publicly posted on their website. Review
the organization’s policy and discuss how well the organization adheres
to the policies. Are there areas that come up in your review that
indicate issues? What are they?
- Although Affirmative Action
also impacts women workers, college athletes, and members of other
groups, for this assignment, we will only focus on marginalized people
of color. If you decide to review a college or university, be sure to
consider their admissions policies. This is where you will see whether
Affirmative Action policies are followed.
- The trick in this
assignment is to not choose a side—this is not about your opinion
(editorial), rather about your ability to research and understand a
policy and how well an organization follows that policy (analysis). If
you are at a loss on an organization to choose, you can simply do an
Internet search with the words “Affirmative Action and Employment
policies” and a number of options will come up for you.
may be helpful to review Affirmative Action policies regarding
education and employment and complete the readings for this week before
completing the assignment https://saylordotorg.github.io/text_sociology-unde… (Chapter 10.6: “Race & Ethnicity in the 21st Century”).
- Write a 3-4-page paper or about 1500 words, not including the title and reference pages, which are required.
- Your paper must be properly cited and formatted according to APA.
- Include a formal Reference page.
must support your analysis with at least three scholarly references and
can include resources from this course. Sources such as Wikipedia, USA Today, Fox News, or MSNBC news will not be accepted.