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Lift every voice : turning a civil rights setback into a new vision of social justice

Author: Lani Guinier
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author was nominated as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, but after critics from the right labelled her the "Quota Queen," the president not only withdrew his nomination but refused to allow her an opportunity to defend herself. Now she writes about what really happened behind closed doors, about the nation's racial history and commitment to equality and democracy, and about the courage of "ordinary"  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Guinier, Lani.
Lift every voice.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1998
(OCoLC)606956143
Named Person: Lani Guinier; Bill Clinton; Bill Clinton; Lani Guinier
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lani Guinier
ISBN: 0684811456 9780684811451 9780743253512 0743253515
OCLC Number: 474772269
Description: 336 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Trials --
A low-tech lynching --
Virago --
Nightline: a lone forum --
The oval office: death by a thousand cuts --
Through the looking glass: a parable of passive leadership --
Bridges --
The bridge toward freedom: fighting for a vote --
Selma, Alabama, June 1985: building bridges from the bottom up --
Lawyers as bridge people: architects of a new public space --
Hearings --
The task ahead: breathing new life into American democracy --
Lift every voice --
Sources --
Index.
Responsibility: Lani Guinier.

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The author was nominated as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, but after critics from the right labelled her the "Quota Queen," the president not only withdrew his nomination but refused to allow her an opportunity to defend herself. Now she writes about what really happened behind closed doors, about the nation's racial history and commitment to equality and democracy, and about the courage of "ordinary" people.

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