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Affirmative Action in the City of Pasadena

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    Abstract:
    This three--and--a--half page ethics case describes a policymaking dilemma that confronted the Pasadena City Council in the spring of 1985: whether or not to extend affirmative action protections, designed for blacks, to Armenian--Americans. It briefly summarizes the content of the city's affirmative action statute, the demographic makeup of Pasadena, and the divisions within the Armenian--American community in southern California. It describes incidents of alleged discrimination against Armenian--Americans--which prompted intial interest the protections of affirmative action law--and sketches the arguments articulated both in support of, and in opposition to, this proposal. It ends with the city council considering both the original proposal and a counter--proposal put forward by the city's Human Relations Committee: to extend affirmative action protection to any immigrant who had been living in the United States fewer than 15 years. A half--page epilogue tells students how the city council actually voted.

    Learning Objective:
    Students may be asked to play the role of city councillors, and to analyze what assumptions about affirmative action policy underlie the various options open to them.

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    Publication Date: January 01, 1988
    HKS Case Number: 833.0
    Case Author: Pamela Varley
    Faculty Lead: Marc Roberts
    Pages (incl. exhibits): 25
    Setting: United States
    Language: English
    _pages: 16-25
    _geography: US & Canada
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