CRJS410 DB2

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Libro University, a small, private university located near the town of Unitas, will be hosting a forum on affirmative action in the college admissions process. Libro University is a major employer in the area, has invited a representative from the Unitas Committee on Human Rights to participate in the forum. The university has an admissions process in which it does not have any particular quota for racial or ethnic categories, but instead it has the goal of creating a diverse student body as one of the factors in the admissions decision process. Even with this goal, the student body of Libro University is only 3% African-American and 2% Latino, which is lower than both the national and local percentages of these racial and ethnic groups. At the same time, some local conservative groups have criticized the university for having any affirmative action or diversity policy, calling it "reverse racism." Put together some notes for yourself to prepare for the forum, covering the following issu

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CRJS410 DB2NameClassDateProfessorCRJS410 - DB2 Diversity means variety. It is a group of unique and different individuals with differences in beliefs, values, and lifestyles. Educational institutions just like every other aspect in society should embrace a diverse population. A university should encourage a diverse population in order to provide equal educational opportunities of all members of society. It would increase the quality and value of the education and allow the students to gain understanding of different cultures, values, and beliefs of different ethnic groups. Affirmative action is supposed to address the racial disparities that occur in the educational system as well as in business. It is meant to stop landlords from preventing minorities for renting their places and businesses in only hiring White Americans and provide equal opportunities in business and education for all citizens. It stops the segregation of educational systems and addresses the past history of discrimination. Another example might be a law which gives preference to government bids which include the use of minority subcontractors (Lott, 2005).The direct combating of discri

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