Anyway, this isn't directed at you, but thought I'd post it while I was here:
Myth: Affirmative action forces employers to set quotas for the number of women and minorities they will employ.
Reality: Quotas are illegal in affirmative action programs. Employers set targets (goals) for the employment of women and minorities and a time frame for achieving their targets. There are no legal penalties if goals are not met, as long as good faith efforts to achieve them are made.
Myth: Affirmative action results in "reverse" discrimination against white men.
Reality: A recent report by the Department of Labor found that of more than 3,000 discrimination opinions in Federal district courts from 1990-1994; fewer than 100 were claims of "reverse" discrimination. Of these, discrimination against white men was established in only six cases.
Myth: Unqualified people are being hired and promoted to fulfill affirmative action requirements.
Reality: When affirmative action programs are administered properly, only qualified people are hired. It is explicitly illegal to establish quotas and fill them with regard only to the race or gender of the applicant. Abuses of the programs must not be allowed, nor should they be used as an
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