Affirmative Action

The Who, What, and Why?

What is Affirmative Action?

Affirmative Action refers to policies that take factors including "race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin" into consideration in order to benefit an underrepresented group.

Who is eligible or benefits from Affirative Action?

Women and unrepresented groups are eligible and benefit from Affirmative Action.

Why is Affirmative Action a policy? What is the goal of Affirmative Action?

Affiirative Action is a policy to achieve a balanced work force, and to make up for class discrimination. The goal of Affirmative Action is to achieve equal representation.