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Author Cohen, Dawn ♦ Simons, Barbara ♦ Parsons, Rebecca ♦ Zurk, Lisa M.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract Discussion of the merits and shortcomings of affirmative action (AA) has raged at all levels and in many forums and has been the concern of many policymakers, including President Clinton. Notably absent from the discussion is the perception of AA, and the effect of the angry backlash on women and minorities. Recently, the question of whether women enjoy an “unfair advantage” was posted electronically on Systers, a private organization of over 1,800 professional women in the male-dominated field of computing. The 42 responses contained strong personal stories from women at every level of professional growth who had all dealt with the issues of gender bias and AA at each step of the way.
Description Affiliation: Univ. of Pittsburgh, PA (Cohen, Dawn) || Univ. of Central Florida, Orlando (Parsons, Rebecca) || Univ. of Washington, Seattle (Zurk, Lisa M.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 38
Issue Number 12
Page Count 2
Starting Page 17
Ending Page 18


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