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DUNMAN FEATURED IN FEBRUARY ISSUE OF ATLANTA LIFE MAGAZINE

ReNeé Dunman, director of Old Dominion University's Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, was interviewed for an article titled "Minority Report: Is Diversity a New Name for Affirmative Action?" that appears in this month's edition of Atlanta Life Magazine.

In the point-counterpoint interview, she responds to assertions that affirmative action is simply another form of discrimination.

"Affirmative action is not a form of discrimination; rather, it is a means to remedy it," Dunman states in the article. "Contrary to what critics would have us believe, affirmative action does not prevent non-targeted individuals from competing for any position. Instead, it seeks to increase the pool of qualified applicants by using focused recruitment, monitoring and outreach techniques."

Dunman is president of the American Association for Affirmative Action, a Washington, D.C.-based, national not-for-profit association of more than 900 professionals working in the areas of affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity.

The full article can be viewed at www.atlantalifemag.com.

This article was posted on: February 4, 2008

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