LEGISLATIVE BRANCH


Federal Legislation:
1964 Civil Rights Act Title VI and Title VII Here is one resource: http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3401800842.html


State Legislation: Some states have passed ballot initiative outlawing racial, ethnic and gender preferences
California 1996
Washington 1998
Michigan 2006


















EXECUTIVE BRANCH

The executive Agency that deals with Affirmative Action in employment is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Affirmative action developed first in employment through various presidential Executive Orders:
Executive Order 10925 (Kennedy 1961)
Executive Order 11246 (Johnson 1965)
Executive Order 11375 (Johnson 1967)
Here is a link with info for all of these: http://www.urban.org/publications/1000862.html

JUDICIAL BRANCH

Suggested cases for you to review include (choose one):
1971 Griggs v. Duke Power Co.
1978 University of California Regents v. Bakke
2003 Gratz v. Bollinger


Here is one helpful resource link (type in case name in search box). The library has a number of excellent resources. You may use other online sources as well (with the exception of wikipedia).

INTEREST GROUPS

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
American Civil Rights Institute