Now we know a little bit more about Affirmative Action’s origins, the reason I choose this article is that Affirmative Action has always generated strong controversies, long debates with a huge literature with as much pros as cons. It still today a problem for government, and this text was the opportunity to me to have ascientific approach of this problem rather than political views we all see at TV debate shows. Moreover, this article is totally linked to the diversity issue because affirmative action is a way to increase diversity at a workplace by hiring people with different genders, colours, opinions...
So, the author of this text tackles the Affirmative Action (AA) issue explaining us that employmentdecisions made by HR Directors with the most used predictors, lead to a diversity-validity dilemma (Pyburn, Ployhart, Kravitz 2008). According the author the way to reduce this problem is the affirmative action. The author, then, highlights the controversy which results from the affirmative action policies (Affirmative Action Plans) and tries to answer to the five next questions:
1. Doesdiscrimination still occur?
2. What is the economic impact of affirmative action on target groups?
3. What is the economic impact of affirmative action on organizations?
4. Does affirmative action lead to stigmatization of target group members by others?
5. Does affirmative action lead to self-stigmatization by target group members?
Finally, the author sets out the different implications,actions to take, and expounds also a model, Attraction-Selection-Inclusion-Retention (ASIR), to eliminate discriminations problems.
The question that we will try to answer is, is affirmative action can resolve the diversity-validity dilemma. In other ways, is affirmative action still can reduce discriminations at workplace and how?
“Affirmative action is a controversial policy” (David A. Kravitz2008). In that words we have perfectly summarize the huge problem of affirmative action. The pros and cons have numerous arguments to propose about affirmative action and that’s because it depends on how affirmative action is implemented at workplace. Employers can establish affirmative action plans (AAPs) which are a set of goal-oriented management policies and procedures to eliminate barriers...