The Perceived Threat of Affirmative Action Policy
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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This study was an attempt to measure the degree of perceived affirmative action threat held by white officer students at the Command and General Staff College. Simply stated, affirmative actions are positive steps or measures which go a step beyond de jure equal opportunity, and attempt to make allowances for social and economic deprivations experienced by some soldiers. The researcher hypothesized that a significant threat feeling was perceived by these officers. An implicit assumption was made that affirmative action threat was a phenomenon which was separate and distinct from general racial feelings. Based on the findings of this study, it was recommended that better race relationsequal opportunity education be intensified within the Army. Further, special emphasis should be given to insuring a better understanding of the Armys affirmative action policies.
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