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The ironies of affirmative action

politics, culture, and justice in America

by John David Skrentny

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Affirmative action programs -- United States

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-293) and index.

      StatementJohn David Skrentny.
      SeriesMorality and society
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHF5549.5.A34 S57 1996
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 312 p. ;
      Number of Pages312
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL800509M
      ISBN 100226761770, 0226761789
      LC Control Number95036820

        What “affirmative action” and “diversity and inclusion” mean in practice is that in university admissions, hiring, promotions, funding, and organizational activities (living arrangements. Boldly original, provocative, and utterly fascinating."—John D. Skrentny, University of California, San Diego, and author of The Ironies of Affirmative Action "Combining shrewd political analysis with scholarly rigor, Hugh Graham packs more into these pages than most of us could in

      The Supreme Court’s most recent confrontation with race-based affirmative action, Fisher v. University of Texas, did not live up to people’s expectations—or their fears. The Court did not explicitly change the current approach in any substantial way. It did, however, signal that it wants race-based affirmative action to be subject to real strict scrutiny, not the watered-down version. A noted legal scholar considers the always-contentious debate over affirmative action. Kennedy (Harvard Law School; The Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency, , etc.) continues his strong track record of making thorny conversations about race and the law accessible to general readers, discussing complicated issues and court cases in a lucid, forceful fashion.

        In his new book, Melvin Urofsky, an emeritus professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University and the author of numerous books, details the critical issues around affirmative action in the. Following the political scientist John David Skrentny and the historian Hugh Davis Graham, Mr. Anderson emphasizes the "ironies of affirmative action," the policies' logical contradictions and.


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The Ironies of Affirmative Action; Part I: Understanding Resistance to Affirmative Action; 2. The Appeal of Color-Blindness; 3. American Justice, Acceptable Preference, and the Boundaries of Legitimate Policymaking; Part II: Understanding Support for Affirmative Action; 4.

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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 action.1. Affirmative action is on the defensive, not least because its defenders are still having difficulty making a convincing case for it. Any program involving preferences means someone will be aggrieved.

Most whites resent seeing places allocated to blacks; many men feel they have been displaced by women; some programs bypass native citizens for recent [ ].

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