African American Civilian Non-institutional Population

African American Civilian Non-institutional Population 1990-2018. Civilian non institutional population is the total civilian population minus the institutional population and the Armed Forces.  In United States, total Civilian non-institutional population grew to 257.8 million in 2018 from 255.1 million last year. African-American population is a major part of the entire civilian non institutional population. Out of … Read moreAfrican American Civilian Non-institutional Population

African Americans in the U.S. labor Force

Share of the African Americans in the US population has kept rising. They are a significant part of the civilian non institutional population and constitute a major share of the U.S. labor force. Data on the participation of African Americans in the US labor force was first collected in the year 1972. Then they were … Read moreAfrican Americans in the U.S. labor Force

Affirmative action Policies: Are the Outcomes Affirmative or Negative

Affirmative action Policies: Affirmative or Negative

The debate over whether the Affirmative action laws achieved the intended outcome has continued for long. If we are to believe the critics of affirmative action, the laws have achieved anything but equality. The laws have given rise to more discrimination against the minority and the women. Affirmative action laws generated more controversy than any of the government interventions in the labour market since the abolition era. Their critics argue that the laws have failed to deliver and a vast number of sources confirm that it is true. Initially, it was believed affirmative action laws would level the play field and bring equal opportunities to people. However, they failed to guarantee equal results. Affirmative action laws fell short of their target, in fact very short.