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Affirmative action is frequently debated topic. If handled correctly, affirmative action avoids the stigma of being more like reverse discrimination. The stated justification for affirmative action by its proponents is that it helps to compensate for past discrimination, persecution or exploitation by the ruling class of a culture, and to address existing discrimination.

Name some positive impacts that affirmative action has had on organizations and how the organization implemented their affirmative action Plan to do so?

Affirmative Action encompasses various issues that an organization takes into consideration. AA throughout the history of employment has created and address such issues as the 4/5th rule and the glass ceiling. Choose one of these issues to address:

Glass Ceiling: The glass ceiling has been defined as, “The unseen, yet unbreachable barrier that keeps minorities and women from rising to the upper rungs of the corporate ladder, regardless of their qualifications or achievements.” There are many barriers that do this. They can fall into categories such as societal, internal business, governmental, and many others. Explain some of these barriers and the role they may have in the work place if not overcome.