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By William M. Leiter

Affirmative motion has been and remains to be the flashpoint of America’s civil rights time table. but whereas the affirmative motion literature is voluminous, no entire account of its significant criminal and public coverage dimensions exists. Samuel and William M. Leiter study the foundation and progress of affirmative motion, its influence on American society, its present nation, and its destiny anti-discrimination function, if any. expert via a number of diverse disciplines-law, historical past, economics, sociology, political technological know-how, city reports, and criminology-the textual content combines the suitable criminal fabrics with research and observation from a number of specialists. This even-handed presentation of the topic of affirmative motion is certain to be a beneficial relief to these looking to comprehend the issue’s many complexities.

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Should the goal be to end racial discrimination, or to ensure racial equality—to equalize “opportunity,” or to equalize “results”? In our view, this characterization overlooks the problems faced by the working administrators. ” That job had already been accomplished in the century that followed Reconstruction.

The goal for women was added in the 1994 procurement reform legislation, the Federal Acquisition and Simplification Act. Racial minorities are presumed to be “socially disadvantaged” for purposes of the government-wide SDB program, mirroring the statutory presumption in the SBA’s § 8(a) program described below. . ] The SBA consults with each agency to set annual agency-level goals to ensure progress toward the overall goal. ) The goals are themselves flexible, and hence relatively non-controversial.

Policies & Practices Government-Wide Efforts Goals: Federal law establishes several overall, national goals to encourage broader participation in federal procurement: 20 percent for small businesses; 5 percent for small disadvantaged businesses (SDB’s); and 5 percent for women-owned businesses. . The goal for women was added in the 1994 procurement reform legislation, the Federal Acquisition and Simplification Act. Racial minorities are presumed to be “socially disadvantaged” for purposes of the government-wide SDB program, mirroring the statutory presumption in the SBA’s § 8(a) program described below.

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