Then a letter from a large national manufacturer of shower curtains seems to provide an answer. As part of a new “supplier diversity” program it is putting in place, it is offering substantial purchase contracts to minority-owned suppliers. Even though the letter clearly states that the business must be minority owned to qualify for the program, you convince yourself to apply for it based on the fact that all your employees are Latino. You justify your decision by deciding they will benefit from the increased revenue a larger contract will bring, some of which you plan to pass on to them in the form of bonuses later in the year.
Using a Web search tool, locate articles about this topic and then write a response to the following question. Be sure to support your arguments and cite your sources. ETHICAL DILEMMA: Is it wrong for this business owner to apply for this program even though it will end up benefiting his employees as well as his business? Sources: “Kodak Achieves Supplier Diversity Goals,” M2 Presswire, April 28, 2005, http:// www.Kodak.com (May 22, 2006); “Xerox Supplier Diversity Program Celebrates 20 Years of Success,” M2 Presswire, December 12, 2005,