The Irony of Proving Discrimination

The Irony of Proving Discrimination

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The research suggests that these questions can be answered by focusing on unconscious conditioning, a term borrowed from Richard Delgado (2001), which manifests from what I categorize in this dissertation as three points of influence---contextual, conceptual and subconscious actions. This dissertation hypothesis sets out to test one prevailing thought: Unconscious conditioning, which occurs throughout the life experiences of white Americans, 4 makes it more difficult to acknowledge the existence of discrimination. This inability to recognize the persistence of discrimination, compromises some white American's ability to appreciate the need for or credibility of programs such as Affirmative Action policy. This coupled with the irrepressible nature of discrimination makes it very difficult to prove its existence.Test 21 was a written examination developed by the U.S. Civil Service Commission and administered to applicants for positions as officers in ... Homer Plessy challenged the constitutionality of a Louisiana statute requiring separate railway cars for whites and blacks, on the ... transfer and promotion to certain positions, namely requiring a high school education and certain scores on broad aptitude tests.

Title:The Irony of Proving Discrimination
Author: Rosalyn Wilson-Green
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008

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