Managing cultural diversity in the workplace and attempts to abolish affirmative action are emerging as some of the most important issues facing American business in the 90s. The relationship between affirmative action and diversity may start in their definitions. Affirmative action was born during the Civil Rights Movement in an effort to reverse the effects of generations of racial discrimination (the concept and the laws which governed it broadened over the years to include women and other traditionally disadvantaged groups). It is federally mandated law to combat discrimination. Diversity on the other hand, is an organisational effort that aims to modify organisation standards, procedures, and management practices that hinder creativity, productivity, and advancement of all employees.
Elmuti, D. (1996), "Revising Affirmative Action and Managing Cultural Diversity Challenge in Corporate America", Equal Opportunities International, Vol. 15 No. 6/7, pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb010671Download as .RIS
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