Do you understand what affirmative action is?
1. If you are applying for a government job where hiring is based on the points system, being a specific class may provide you more points. It does not ensure that someone is hired solely because of race, ethnicity, etc
2. If an employer is required to provide an affirmative action program, the company is required to strive to make sure that the candidates reflect the population of the community.
- that means if you are located in Irvine, CA that 1.8% of your candidates should be black and if they aren't, you need to include recruitment activities specifically geared towards black candidates such as advertising with black fraternity alumni programs.
Most public universities stopped using race & ethnicity as part of the admissions selection process in the 1990s.