Monday, January 19, 2009

Equal Opportunity

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits an employer from discriminating against employees or potential employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

Almost every single recruitment advertising piece includes somewhere in its body a statement of the organization's commitment to upholding the law in relation to EOE standards. The passage of this law provides for diversity hiring in the workplace which has proven remarkably beneficial to companies as we move toward an ever-more global economy, but more importantly it has expanded the promise of opportunity for all that our nation was founded on, that we promise to every citizen.

Today, we celebrate the legacy of one man who worked tirelessly to do just that, to hold our nation accountable to its dreams, its aspirations, and its ideals. By happy coincidence, tomorrow, the culmination of part of that dream will occur when America officially hires its first African-American President. Today and tomorrow, back to back, that is history you're living in.

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