Affirmative Action: from anti-discrimination legal intervention to promotion of diversity

12/01/17 Affirmative Action: from anti-discrimination legal intervention to promotion of diversity
Topic: 12/01/17 Affirmative Action: from anti-discrimination legal intervention to promotion of diversity
Segment: D Report
Participants: Daniel
Broadcast Air Date: 12/01/17 KUCR 88.3 FM.
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
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Discussion points:
Why do we currently understand affirmative action differently from its original intent?
What don’t we understand about affirmative action?
How is Affirmative Action larger than our individual feelings?
Why do we say “you’re so lucky ,” to those that maybe applicable to affirmative action ?
Does it make sense, to say , “you have it easier because you “ not- white” and “ under represented?”
Wasn’t Affirmative Action policy a legal intervention to undo the legal construction of racial inequality?
How did Affirmative Action become about diversity?
Was the 1865 The Freedmen’s Bureau a form of Affirmative Action?
Is it charity for the government that legally supported slavery to consequently support the recently freed slaves toward some form of equality?
When does the phrase “affirmative action” enter popular speech?
Doesn’t the government have a responsibility to counter the legal construction of racial inequality?
How do you prove that you are not discriminating when you have a 100% white male employee pool?
Why did Proposition 209 in 1997 officially take a position against affirmative action?
How does the Bakke case of 1978 change the conversation about affirmative action from legal intervention toward racial equity into inclusion through diversity?
Grutter v Bollinger in 2003, re-affirms the permits of diversity models of affirmative action’s policies.
Why are the courts so hesitant to use the law to counter racial inequality when racial inequality was legally created?
Why is the conversation regarding the fairness of Affirmative Action policies a loosing discussion?