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Who invented equal opportunity? According to Frank Dobbin, Ph.D., a Professor of Sociology at Harvard University, it was personnel experts inside major corporations. In his book Inventing Equal Opportunity, he argues that virtually all of the anti-discrimination policies we have in place today can be traced back to this one professional group.
In this episode, we're joined by Dr. Dobbin for a conversation about the origins of equal opportunity, the relationship between the courts and human resources departments, why compliance is a "moving target", and the future of equal opportunity.
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