Thursday, November 11, 2010

Affirmative action in US led by Hub woman

The Bay State Banner (Massachusetts)
November 11, 2010 — vol. 46, no 14
Kenneth J. Cooper

Not many people talk much about affirmative action these days. Shirley Wilcher does. It’s part of her job.
The Mattapan resident is executive director of the American Association for Affirmative Action, a professional organization whose 1,000 members work to assure fair employment practices at private companies, government agencies and colleges. Largely telecommuting from home, Wilcher has directed the Washington, D.C.-based “4-A” since 2005.
In a recent interview, Wilcher offered her professional observations of the state of affirmative action, saying it is faring better in the federal government but faltering in the private sector.

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