Iscrimination and Affirmative Action module case 5
A Spin on the issue
After listening to my background lectures and reading what I wrote, you were probably thinking that I am going to ask you a question on affirmative action and race or gender. I wont disappoint you. But affirmative action goes beyond that. AA for the disabled is a very interesting issue. Make them veterans and you really have something worth thinking about.
check out the Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program (DVAAP) (i will attached)
Most departments and agencies in the Federal government are required to have an affirmative action program for the recruitment, employment, and advancement of disabled veterans. The law requires agencies to develop annual Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program (DVAAP) Plans.(site excerpt)
Affirmative action requirements
Charles J Muhl. Monthly Labor Review. Washington: Jan 1999. Vol. 122, Iss. 1; p. 48 (2 pages) ( i will attach)
Please answer the following question:
Should disabled veterans get preferential treatment over better qualified candidates who are not disabled veterans?
Make sure to contrast DVAAP to programs that involve affirmative action for women or minorities?
Be sure to refer to the logic of the Affirmative Action arguments laid out in the background information. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT; show me that you understand the logic of those arguments that are relevant to your answer.
Be sure to set out the utilitarian and deontological considerations.