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For discrimination : race, affirmative action, and the law

Author: Randall Kennedy
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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What precisely is affirmative action, and why is it fiercely championed by some and just as fiercely denounced by others? Kennedy gives us a concise, gimlet-eyed, and deeply personal conspectus of the policy, refusing to shy away from the myriad complexities of an issue that continues to bedevil American race relations. He accounts for the slipperiness of the term "affirmative action" as it has been appropriated by  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randall Kennedy
ISBN: 9780307907370 0307907376
OCLC Number: 796761652
Description: 293 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Affirmative action in the history of American race relations --
The affirmative action policy debate : the key arguments pro and con --
The color-blindchallenge to affirmative action --
The Supreme Court and affirmative action : the case of higher education --
Reflections on the future of the affirmative action controversy.
Responsibility: Randall Kennedy.

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What precisely is affirmative action, and why is it fiercely championed by some and just as fiercely denounced by others? Kennedy gives us a concise, gimlet-eyed, and deeply personal conspectus of the policy, refusing to shy away from the myriad complexities of an issue that continues to bedevil American race relations. He accounts for the slipperiness of the term "affirmative action" as it has been appropriated by ideologues of every stripe; delves into the complex and surprising legal history of the policy; analyzes key arguments pro and con advanced by the left and right, and ponders the future of affirmative action.

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