Affirmative action is good business. So asserted the National Association of Manufacturers while arguing retention of a nexectuive order requiring some federal contractors to set numerical goals for hiring minorities and women. " Diversity in work force participation has produced new ideas in management, product development , and marketing," the association claimed.
The association's arguement as it is presented in the passage above would be most strenghtened if which of the following were true?
A. The percentage of minority and women workers in business has increased more slowly than many minority and women's groups would prefer.
B. Those businesses with the highest percentage of minority and women workers are those that have been the most inoovative and profitable.
C. Disposable income has been rising as fast as among the population as a whole.
D. The biggest growth in the sales in the manufacturing sector has come in industries that market the most innovative products.
E. Recent improvement in the management practices have allowed many manufacturers to experience enormous gains in worker productivity.
I could guess the right answer, but couldn't really understand the concept of "Affirmative Action". Can someone please relate this properly to the answer choices and explain?
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