Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Robert Carlson
The purpose of this thesis was to examine whether or not Affirmative Action programs were considered beneficial by African American employees working in corporate America. The focus group method was the means of data collection. Thirty-seven participants from several corporations in a major metropolitan area were audio taped during three separate focus group sessions (an all-male group, an allfemale group, and a combined group). Results suggest that the participants feel Affirmative Action is beneficial to African Americans overall in providing the opportunity for consideration of positions within corporate America. Results also indicate participants believe African American women receive more benefit from Affirmative Action than African American men in corporate America and that white women were the main beneficiaries of Affirmative Action.
Hitch, Jevard H., "Beneficiality of Affirmative Action in Corporate America According to African Americans" (1999). Student Work. 1218.