Affirmative action

federal laws, regulations and legal history
  • 134 Pages
  • 0.43 MB
  • English

Novinka Books , New York
Affirmative action programs -- Law and legislation -- United States, Affirmative action programs -- United States -- Hi
StatementJames S. Peterson (editor)
ContributionsPeterson, James S
The Physical Object
Pagination134 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17188387M
ISBN 101594547009

Affirmative action, in the United States, programs to overcome the effects of past societal discrimination by allocating jobs and resources to members of specific groups, such as.

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I would expect a book arguing for affirmative action to address an audience opposed to or suspicious of it. However, the book seems largely written to address left-liberal objections to affirmative action.

The chapter titled "The Affirmative Action Policy Debate," considers mostly left-leaning objections to affirmative by: 1 review The phrase affirmative action was first used by Lyndon B.

Johnson inand it has been a contentious issue ever since. This title aims to serve as a starting point for research on this topic. It provides a contemporary summary of its legal, political and social aspects.5/5. The ambitious aim of Melvin I. Urofsky’s “The Affirmative Action Puzzle: A Living History From Reconstruction to Today” is a comprehensive account of the nonwhite version of affirmative action.

Affirmative action strikes at the heart of deeply held beliefs about employment and education, about fairness, and about the troubled history of race relations in America.

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Published on the 50th anniversary of Brown by: In this important book, an eminent authority presents a new perspective on affirmative action, investigating its actual consequences in the United States and in other countries where it Cited by: “This lucid, data-rich book is simply the best researched and most convincing analysis ever done of affirmative action in higher education, a work at once impeccably scholarly and entirely accessible to anyone interested in the social and legal ramifications of well-intentioned policies that, as the authors show, have a boomerang effect on the intended beneficiaries.”Cited by: Katznelson doesn't discuss the politics of affirmative action today or tomorrow, the book's major flaw, an absence of practical political science.

This book is rich historiographically; it brings together topics and disciplines too often isolated and offers a trenchant public policy discussion informed by a moral concern for social justice. Having written extensively on urban politics and liberalism, his new book, When Affirmative Action Was White (), jumps into the fray by analyzing the issue of affirmative action.

The book is held together by one overarching theme.

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UNDERSTANDING AFFIRMATIVE ACTION Their book provided the first large-scale quantitative examination of the consequences of affirmative action. Ways to increase diversity Many note that race-sensitive admissions policies and other forms of affirmative action enhance diversity.

To examine this issue, BowenFile Size: KB. Definition of affirmative action. : an active effort to improve the employment or educational opportunities of members of minority groups and women sought to achieve a multicultural staff through affirmative action also: a similar effort to promote the rights or progress of other disadvantaged persons.

Hailed at the time of its original publication as a thorough and balanced debate of one of America's most vexing political issues, Affirmative Action employs a pro and con format to provide a concise introduction to this divisive debate. In a new, substantive introduction, Richard F.

Tomasson offers a short history of the affirmative action debate and addresses new developments since the book. When Affirmative Action Was White is a relatively short read that is packed with information concerning the nations (United States) history of Affirmative Action and when it truly started and with whom it started.

I learned a great deal reading this book although the novel read more like a detailed essay than anything else/5. Affirmative Action is one of the most controversial issues of our times. Proponents on both sides of the issue claim clear-cut evidence for the rightness of their arguments, yet evidence is hazy at best.

This new guide to the literature presents hundreds descriptions of books. Affirmative action, in the United States, an active effort to improve employment or educational opportunities for members of minority groups and for women.

Affirmative action began as a government remedy to the effects of long-standing discrimination against such groups and has consisted of policies, programs, and procedures that give preferences to minorities and.

The book’s candor stands in deep contrast to many affirmative action advocates, who minimize the practice by talking about race as a small “plus factor” in a “holistic review” process in higher.

This book, by law professor Richard Sander and legal journalist Stuart Taylor, argues that affirmative action preferences hurt underrepresented minorities far more than they help them. This book has been very influential, representing conservative criticism against affirmative action.

In clear prose For Discrimination advances powerful arguments for sensibly defined affirmative action. This thoughtful book is a must-read for all Americans devoted to addressing past and current injustice.” —William Julius Wilson, Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor, Harvard University.

There is a whole library on racial inequality and efforts to address it, and “The Affirmative Action Puzzle” does not offer many novelties. But the book, just by the accumulation of sixty years’ Author: Louis Menand. Affirmative action has been fiercely debated for more than a quarter of a century, producing much partisan literature, but little serious scholarship and almost nothing on its cultural and political origins.

The Ironies of Affirmative Action is the first book-length, comprehensive, historical account of the development of affirmative ing both the resistance from. Affirmative Action ensures that a diverse environment can be achieved.

This adds perspectives and experiences to the environment which wouldn’t be present if the program wasn’t in place. Although some may say that artificially encouraging diversity doesn’t follow societal norms, in most instance, humanity is better when we can learn from our differences instead of being.

The use of race-based affirmative action in higher education has given rise to hundreds of books and law review articles, numerous court decisions. What affirmative action has accomplished in terms of diversity on college campuses: William Bowen and Derek Bok’s classic book The Shape of the River systematically looks at the impact of affirmative action by exploring decades.

Racism and sexism remain prevalent in societies today. Based on this proven premise, the authors of Affirmative Action in Perspective maintain that a policy of equal opportunity as practiced in America is not a feasible, realistic solution to the "legacy of racial and sexual discrimination".

Drs. Blanchard and Crosby have edited a volume which clearly displays their conviction that affirmative. The Affirmative Action Debate collects the leading voices on all sides of this crucial dialogue.

A provocative range of politicians, researchers, legal experts, and businesspeople dispute the best way to fight discrimination.

Their essays explore such questions as, How did affirmative-action policies come to be. Who benefits most from them, and who suffers. Affirmative action is a topical issue around the world because of concerns about the distribution of the gains of development and in response to demands by activists for measures to deal with persistent Size: KB.

The most potent chapters of The Affirmative Action Hoax, however, deal with how affirmative action helped cause the downfall of policing and an increase in crime since the s.

The Washington DC police department met with a startling decline after lowering its standards to accept blacks in Affirmative Action in Higher Education affirmative action The policy was implemented by federal agencies enforcing the Civil Rights Act of and two executive orders, which provided that government contractors and educational institutions.

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ISBN: X OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 24 cm. Contents: Diversity is at the heart of affirmative action / Lee Bollinger --Affirmative action may hurt more than help Blacks and Hispanics / John Fund --Mainstream media report unfairly on affirmative action / Jacqueline Bacon --Minority press coverage of affirmative action .Affirmative Action (Book): Meyer, Susan: "Affirmative action includes policies and laws meant to give equal footing to minorities after historic discrimination and oppression.

Learn about the history of affirmative action from just after the Civil War through important milestones of the civil rights movement and on to today. Enhanced with accessible text and historical. When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson (no photo) Synopsis: In this "penetrating new analysis" (New York Times Book Review) Ira Katznelson fundamentally recasts our understanding of twentieth-century American history and demonstrates that all the key .