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The minority rights revolution

Author: John David Skrentny
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Though protest and lobbying played a role in bringing about new laws and regulations - touching everything from wheelchair access to women's athletics to bilingual education - what Skrentny describes was not primarily a bottom-up story of radical confrontation. Rather, elites often led the way, and some of the most prominent advocates for expanding civil rights were conservative republicans who later emerged as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John David Skrentny
ISBN: 0674008995 9780674008991 0674016181 9780674016187
OCLC Number: 49711646
Description: xiv, 473 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: How war and the Black civil rights movement changed America --
2. "This is war and this is a war measure": racial equality becomes national security --
3. National security and equal rights: limits and qualifications --
4. "We were advancing the really revolutionary view of discrimination": designating official minorities for affirmative action in employment --
5. "In view of the existence of the other significant minorities: the expansion of affirmative action for minority capitalists --
6. "Race is a very relevant personal characteristic: affirmative admissions, diversity, and the Supreme Court --
7. "Learn, amigo, learn": bilingual education and language rights in the schools --
8. "I agree with you about the inherent absurdity: Title IX and women's equality in education --
9. White males and the limits of the minority rights revolution: the disabled, white ethnics, and gays --
10. Conclusion: The rare American epiphany.
Responsibility: John D. Skrentny.
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In the wake of the black civil rights movement, other disdvantaged groups of Americans began to make headway and by the early 1970s a minority rights revolution was underway. This text takes a broad  Read more...

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