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Affirmative action and racial preference : a debate

Author: Carl Cohen; James P Sterba
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Series: Point/counterpoint series (Oxford, England)
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"Carl Cohen, a key figure in the University of Michigan Supreme Court cases, argues that racial preferences are morally wrong - forbidden by the 14[superscript th] Amendment to the Constitution, and explicitly banned by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He also contends that such preferences harm society in general, damage the universities that use them, and undermine the minorities they were intended to serve. James P.  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Cohen; James P Sterba
ISBN: 0195148940 9780195148947 0195148959 9780195148954
OCLC Number: 52387902
Description: xv, 394 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Section One: Why race preference is wrong and bad / Carl Cohen --
Prologue: Wrongness and badness --
pt. 1. Equality and race preference --
1. Equality as a moral ideal --
2. Affirmative action --
3. Race preference: the transformation of affirmative action --
pt. 2. Why race preference is wrong --
4. Race preference is morally wrong --
5. Race preference is against the law --
6. Race preference violates the Constitution --
pt. 3. Why race preference is bad --
7. Race preference is bad for the minorities preferred --
8. Race preference is bad for the universities that give preference --
9. Race preference is bad for society as a whole --
Epilogue: The future of race preference --
Section Two: Defending affirmative action, defending preferences / James P. Sterba --
1. A legal history of affirmative action in the United States --
2. A definition of affirmative action --
3. A defense of outreach affirmative action --
4. A defense of remedial affirmative action --
5. Remedial affirmative action and the U.S. Supreme Court --
6. Racial discrimination v. sexual discrimination --
7. A better standard of proof for remedial affirmative action --
8. A defense of diversity affirmative action --
9. Objections to affirmative action --
10. Affirmative action outside the United States --
Conclusion --
Section Three: Reply to James P. Sterba / Carl Cohen --
Section Four: Reply to Carl Cohen / James P. Sterba --
Section Five: Comments on the Supreme Court decision / Carl Cohen and James P. Sterba.
Series Title: Point/counterpoint series (Oxford, England)
Responsibility: Carl Cohen, James P. Sterba.
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Cohen and Sterba, two contemporary philosophers in sharp opposition, debate the value of affirmative action and racial preference. They defend their views with analysis and commentary on landmark  Read more...

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