Equal Opportunity Employers: The Department of Defense and Major League Baseball
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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This study delved into the premise that the Department of Defense is the United States most equal opportunity employer. The employment results of the United States Army was compared with the results of Major League Baseball using five imperatives Accessions, Promotions, Key Assignments, Retention, and Discipline. The study researched the history of integration within the United States Army and Major League Baseball since the voluntary integration of their organizations. Both institutions significance was noted because of their voluntary integration, around the same period, before the Supreme courts decision Brown versus the Board of Education that mandated every institution to integrate with all deliberate speed. The study indicates that the concept of equal opportunity is very realistic and attainable. Also, because of the clearly defined and established affirmative action goals of the United States Army, the Army appear to have made broader achievements than baseball, who appear to extend equal opportunity only to their playing fields. Further research is required to ascertain the reasons for the disparity of white and black soldiers receipt of punishment and involuntary separation from the United States Army and, why white soldiers rates were consistently better than their black counterparts in the areas of promotions, accessions and key assignments. Equal opportunity, Racial discrimination, Affirmative actions.
- Sociology and Law
- Military Forces and Organizations