Saturday, August 9, 2008

Affirmative Action: Not Just A Racial Issue

Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended and the affirmative action provisions (Section 4212) of the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act, as amended provided for laws that ban discrimination and require Federal contractors and subcontractors to take affirmative action to ensure that all individuals have an equal opportunity for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran.
The website is very interesting because it reminds the reader that Affirmative Action legislation affects much more than just racial equality. The media most often presents Affirmative Action as solely a racial issue . . . It is good to be reminded that this legislation also calls for equality based on sex, ethnicity, disability and veteran statusClick the link to go to the Department of Labor's website to read more about this monumental piece of legislation.

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