Harvard Business School Publishing. Weeks 4-6 Topic: Game-Theory and Strategy Readings: A. Brandenburger and B. Nalebuff, "The Right Game: Use Game Theory to Shape Strategy." In Harvard Business Review, Case No. 95402. Published 07/01/1995, Harvard Business School Publishing.
xi-xix (FYE policies) Diagnostic Essay 2 8/31 Introduction to Argument Read: FYW Ch. 1: A Perspective on Argument and TSIS Ch. 1. Due: RR #1 on Review Question 2 p. 21. Last day for late registration 2 9/2 The Rhetorical Situation Read: FYW “The Rhetorical Situation” pp.
Retrieved from http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/17/AR2007021701172.html. Rebuilding the Trust. (2007). Retrieved from Washington Post website: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/nation/documents/walter-reed/IRG-Report-Final.pdf. Robbins, S. P., & Judge, T. A.
Schlesinger examines the current attempts by black "leaders" to rewrite the history of black Americans in order to ostensibly improve their self-esteem and provide them with role models. Mr. Schlesinger argues that this sort of "compensatory history," or "underdog history" which is invented or exaggerated to soothe the wounds of the oppressed or abused, really can have no positive effect, either for those it presumes to help or for the nation as a whole. He states, "... black Americans, after generations of psychological and cultural evisceration have every right to seek an affirmative definition of their past". But he also states that, "History as a weapon is an abuse of history. The high purpose of history is not the presentation of self nor the vindication of identity ..." He points out that the reinforcement of such a separatist concept of black identity through such slanted or inaccurate history, coupled with a complete dismissal of the history of black people in America over the past 300 years, can only result in the "...fragmentation, resegregation, and tribalization of American Life".
Affirmative action also gives preferential treatment to minorities because they are discriminated against by the normal operations of a society. The social system of today’s society is designed to keep the rich up and the poor down. “This covert act committed collectively against an entire group is called
Equality Opportunity’ in that the burdens of racism can only be overcome by taking race into account. Affirmative action also aims to reflect the racial diversity of the nation, the ‘Equality of Results’, within schools, the firm and the workplace. Despite being mainly supported by Democrats, and rejected by Republicans President Nixon played a significant role in affirmative action by instituting ‘set aside’ policies to reserve a certain percentage for minorities. The main advantage of affirmative action is that is leads to a greater diversity in societies main institutions, arguably this would not be achieved had things been left as they were. It is also argued on the basis of righting those previously wronged, by opening areas of education and employment that would not have previously been available to minorities.