Drawing upon the assigned readings and resources and using specific
examples from those readings and resources to illustrate and explain your thoughts. In answering these
questions, please follow this format:
–write out the question and then provide your response.
–when you reference (name) a theory, cite your source using the APA in–text citation style.
–you must cite sources and provide bibliographic reference at the end of the assignment
For over two hundred years, white males have been the most powerful group in the United States. Through
economic exclusions, enforced by laws and reinforced by deep cultural attitudes, there has existed, in effect, a
preferential hiring program for white males. In light of that historical reality and the dynamics that remain in our
culture, evaluate the contemporary strategy of affirmative action for women and minorities to bring about more
fairness in hiring and promotion practices. Draw heavily from the assigned readings and then explain and
defend your arguments concerning affirmative action and “reverse discrimination.”