100 Research Topic Guides for Students

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Affirmative Action

BACKGROUND

Affirmative action, originally voluntary, is now a legislated system often requiring employers to hire a certain percentage of their workers from minority groups. The intent of the law is to make up for past discrimination while protecting minorities from bias in the workplace. Opponents call affirmative action reverse discrimination in its treatment of white males.


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LOOK UNDER THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS IN THE CATALOG (CARD OR COMPUTER)

Affirmative action programs—United States

Minorities—Employment—United States

Discrimination in employment—Law and legislation—United States

Discrimination in employment—United States


REFERENCE MATERIALS THAT MAY HELP (BOOKS OR CD-ROMS)

Berry, Stephen L., et al. Employment Law Handbook: A Complete Reference for Business, 1993.

CQ Researcher, April 28, 1995.

Magill, Frank N., ed. Great Events from History II: Human Rights Series, 1992.

Patrick, John J. The Young Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States, 1994.


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InfoTrac

NewsBank and other newspaper indexes

Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature

SIRS (Social Issues Resources Series)

WILSONDISC


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CompuServe

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