5) Northpoint is a federal contractor located in Washington, D.C., with 562 employees, of which 77 are engineers. Northpoint receives millions of dollars in contracts every year. Nearly fifty percent of the population of Washington, D.C. is African-American and nearly thirty percent of the population of the Washington, D.C. metro area is African American. However, none of the engineers employed at Northpoint is African-American. Northpoint
[removed] a. can adopt a voluntary affirmative action plan to increase the percentage of African American engineers.
[removed] b. can adopt a voluntary affirmative action plan after analyzing the availability of African American engineers in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
[removed]c. Both A and B
[removed] d. must adopt an affirmative action plan.
The answer is NOT c.