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Affirmative action : legislating equality and opportunity

Author: Mary-Lane Kamberg
Publisher: New York, NY : Rosen Publishing, 2015.
Series: Celebration of the civil rights movement.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Since the 1960s, the United States government has issued executive orders and passed legislation aimed at achieving fair workplace hiring practices. Critics maintain that, in an attempt to ameliorate past injustices, the government has gone too far by practicing affirmative action--what opponents call "reverse discrimination." Students can use this book as a guide to the history of affirmative action, crucial  Read more...
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Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary-Lane Kamberg
ISBN: 9781477777411 1477777415
OCLC Number: 875771067
Target Audience: Grade 7 to 12.
Description: 80 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: A level playing field --
New attitudes --
On the job --
On campus --
Backing away from affirmative action.
Series Title: Celebration of the civil rights movement.
Responsibility: Mary-Lane Kamberg.

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"Since the 1960s, the United States government has issued executive orders and passed legislation aimed at achieving fair workplace hiring practices. Critics maintain that, in an attempt to ameliorate past injustices, the government has gone too far by practicing affirmative action--what opponents call "reverse discrimination." Students can use this book as a guide to the history of affirmative action, crucial moments in the timeline of this cause, and a better understanding of what affirmative actions practices may mean for the future"--Amazon.com.

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