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Notes of a Racial Caste Baby : Color Blindness and the End of Affirmative Action.

Author: Bryan K Fair
Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 1997.
Series: Critical America.
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The Constitution of the United States, writes Bryan Fair, was a series of compromises between white male propertyholders: Southern planters and Northern merchants. At the heart of their deals was a clear race-conscious intent to place the interests of whites above those of blacks. In this provocative and important book, Fair, the eighth of ten children born to a single mother on public assistance in an Ohio ghetto,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Fair, Bryan K.
Notes of a Racial Caste Baby : Color Blindness and the End of Affirmative Action.
New York : NYU Press, ©1997
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan K Fair
ISBN: 9780814727980 0814727980
OCLC Number: 782877931
Description: 1 online resource (240 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; CONTENTS; A NOTE TO THE READER; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; PREFACE: TELLING STORIES; RECASTING REMEDIES AS DISEASES; COLOR-BLIND JUSTICE; THE DESIGN OF THIS BOOK; PART ONE A PERSONAL NARRATIVE; NOT WHITE ENOUGH; DEE; BLACK COLUMBUS; RACIAL POVERTY; MAN-CHILD; COLORED MATTERS; CODED SCHOOLS; BUSING; GOING HOME; EQUAL OPPORTUNITY; THE CHARACTER OF COLOR; DIVERSITY AS ONE FACTOR; THE DECEPTION OF COLOR BLINDNESS; PART TWO WHITE PRIVILEGE AND BLACK DESPAIR: THE ORIGINS OF RACIAL CASTE IN AMERICA; THE DECLARATION OF INFERIORITY; MARGINAL AMERICANS. Inventing american slaverythe road to constitutional caste; losing second-class citizenship; reconstruction and sacrifice; separate and unequal; the color line; critiquing color blindness; part three the constitutionality of remedial affirmative action; the origins of remedial affirmative action; the court of last resort; the invention of reverse discrimination; the politics of affirmative action: myth or reality?; racial realism; eliminating caste; afterword; notes; index.
Series Title: Critical America.

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The Constitution of the United States, writes Bryan Fair, was a series of compromises between white male propertyholders: Southern planters and Northern merchants. At the heart of their deals was a clear race-conscious intent to place the interests of whites above those of blacks. In this provocative and important book, Fair, the eighth of ten children born to a single mother on public assistance in an Ohio ghetto, combines two histories--America's and his own- -to offer a compelling defense of affirmative action. How can it be, Fair asks, that, after hundreds of years of racial apartheid duri.

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