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Reflections of an affirmative action baby

Author: Stephen L Carter
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : BasicBooks, ©1991.
Series: Biographies (Booknotes); Civil rights, race & gender (Booknotes)
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In a climate where whites who criticize affirmative action risk being termed racist and blacks who do the same risk charges of treason and self hatred, a frank and open discussion of racial preference is difficult to achieve. But, in the first book on racial preference written from personal experience, Reflections of an Affirmative Action Baby, Stephen L. Carter, Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University and  Read more...
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Carter, Stephen L., 1954-
Reflections of an affirmative action baby.
[New York, N.Y.] : BasicBooks, ©1991
(OCoLC)608391945
Named Person: Stephen L Carter; Stephen L Carter
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen L Carter
ISBN: 0465068715 9780465068715 0465068693 9780465068692
OCLC Number: 23767352
Description: xiii, 286 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: On being a Black intellectual --
Part I: On being an affirmative action baby. Racial preferences? So what? ; The representatives of the people ; The best Black ; Racial justice on the cheap --
Part II: On being a Black dissenter. Silencing dissent ; On contenting oneself with silence ; Why "Black conservative" is pejorative ; Silencing doubt --
Part III: On solidarity and reconciliation. The special perspective ; Special but equal ; Racial solidarity and the Black intellectual.
Series Title: Biographies (Booknotes); Civil rights, race & gender (Booknotes)
Responsibility: Stephen L. Carter.
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A self-described beneficiary (and, at times, victim) of affirmative action confronts the problems spawned by our national obsession with racial measurement. Carter provides a thoughtful analysis of  Read more...

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