A 3 page research paper that offers an outline for the methodology section of a proposed research study. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency charged with overseeing whether or not both the private and public sectors of the economy use non-discriminatory hiring practices. The proposed research study suggests a methodology that examines the past and present of the EEOC by examining the content of news articles on the EEOC that have been published in the popular press, that is, non-academic sources. Please note that this paper does not contain references to these news articles, but simply outlines procedure for a proposed study. The hypothesis for this study would be that such an examination would point toward whether or not the EEOC was fulfilling its mandate. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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hiring practices. While this is a laudatory mandate that upholds the principles of equality and justice, the EEOC has been the object of much criticism due to its practices. The
following proposed research study suggests a methodology that examines the past and present of the EEOC by examining the content of news articles on the EEOC that have been published
in the popular press, that is, non-academic sources. The hypothesis for this study would be that such an examination would point toward whether or not the EEOC was fulfilling its
mandate. (The student researching this topic should understand that it is beyond the scope of this writer/tutors service to actually conduct a research study, with participants, etc.).
Certainly, Bovard (1994) does not indicate that this was the case. In 1994, James Bovard wrote a scathing evaluation of the EEOC that accused this organization of devoting itself
to "subverting federal law and increasing its own power" (p. 10). Bovard accused the EEOC of establishing a definition of discrimination that far exceeded the one authorized by Congress, painting
it as a power-hungry bureaucracy interested only in advancing itself through the unjust persecution of private business. To substantiate his claim that the EEOC was "renown for its contempt for
fair play" (p. 10)., Bovard (1994) cites several examples, such as the persecution of Consolidated Services of Chicago, a janitorial service owned and operated by Koreans. This company accomplished
the task of hiring largely due to word-of-mouth, which resulted in the firm having a largely Korean workforce. Although the firm did not make it a policy to turn down
blacks or Hispanics, the EEOC asserts that it was discriminatory towards these minorities. Bovard (1994) reports that "EEOC lawyers were apparently so anxious to impose racial quotas on the firm