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The Resource Affirmative action, John W. Johnson and Robert P. Green, Jr

Affirmative action, John W. Johnson and Robert P. Green, Jr

Label
Affirmative action
Title
Affirmative action
Statement of responsibility
John W. Johnson and Robert P. Green, Jr
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Affirmative Action recounts the fascinating history of a civil rights provision considered vital to protecting and promoting equality, but still bitterly contested in the courts, and in the court of public opinion. The notion of affording special consideration to racial minorities and/or women in employment, government contracting, and education has divided once-unified coalitions, affected elections at the state and federal levels, sparked angry popular referenda, and occasioned major Supreme Court decisions. Today, more than 40 years after the birth of affirmative action, strident voices on all sides of the debate continue to clamor for a hearing. "Special consideration" or "reverse discrimination"? This examination traces the genesis and development of affirmative action and the continuing controversy that constitutes the story of racial and gender preferences. It pays attention to the individuals, the events, and the ideas that spawned federal and selected state affirmative action policies, and the resistance to those policies. Perhaps most important, it probes the key legal challenges to affirmative action in the nation's courts. The controversy over affirmative action in America has been marked by a persistent tension between its advocates, who emphasize the necessity of overcoming historical patterns of racial and gender injustice, and its critics, who insist on the integrity of color and gender blindness. In the wake of related U.S. Supreme Court decisions of 2007, this volume brings the story of one of the most embattled public policy issues of the last half century up to date, demonstrating that social justice cannot simply be legislated into existence, nor can voices on either side of the debate be ignored
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, John W.
Dewey number
331.13/30973
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5549.5.A34
LC item number
J64 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Green, Robert P
Series statement
Historical guides to controversial issues in America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Affirmative action programs
  • Discrimination in employment
  • Discrimination in higher education
Label
Affirmative action, John W. Johnson and Robert P. Green, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-191) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The debate over affirmative action -- Protecting White men's jobs -- The Great Society and the birth of affirmative action -- Affirmative action takes shape -- DeFunis and Bakke: judicial challenges to affirmative action in higher education in the 1970s -- The limits of employment affirmative action, 1970s-1990s -- Affirmative action defended and attacked: the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s -- Two tales from one city: the Michigan affirmative action cases -- Desegregation, resegregation, and affirmative action -- Where the affirmative action debate stands today -- Affirmative action timeline
Control code
ocn243548393
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 199 pages
Isbn
9780313338144
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009010171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) 1156300
Label
Affirmative action, John W. Johnson and Robert P. Green, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-191) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The debate over affirmative action -- Protecting White men's jobs -- The Great Society and the birth of affirmative action -- Affirmative action takes shape -- DeFunis and Bakke: judicial challenges to affirmative action in higher education in the 1970s -- The limits of employment affirmative action, 1970s-1990s -- Affirmative action defended and attacked: the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s -- Two tales from one city: the Michigan affirmative action cases -- Desegregation, resegregation, and affirmative action -- Where the affirmative action debate stands today -- Affirmative action timeline
Control code
ocn243548393
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 199 pages
Isbn
9780313338144
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009010171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) 1156300

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