Here is the University of Michigan’s Non-Discrimination Policy Notice:
The University of Michigan, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
MP: Here is a fairly standard definition of “affirmative action” – Affirmative action refers to policies that take factors including race, color, religion, sex, or national origin into consideration in order to benefit an underrepresented group in areas of employment, education, and business.
Q: Is it logically consistent to be both an “equal opportunity employer” and an “affirmative action employer” at the same time? Doesn’t an employer have to be one or the other, but not both?