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Sex, race, and merit : debating affirmative action in education and employment

Author: Faye J Crosby; Cheryl VanDeVeer
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since its inception, affirmative action has been a controversial policy, and on all sides of the issue passions run high. Sometimes commentators have looked with clarity at the deep and complex issues surrounding affirmative action, but too often facts have been in shorter supply than misinformed opinions. Sex, Race, and Merit: Debating Affirmative Action in Education and Employment is designed to enhance  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sex, race, and merit.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)606304753
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Faye J Crosby; Cheryl VanDeVeer
ISBN: 0472097342 9780472097340 0472067346 9780472067343
OCLC Number: 43798450
Description: x, 338 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. Basics --
Words worth of wisdom : toward an understanding of affirmative action / Faye J. Cosby and Diana I. Cordova --
Key dates in the battle over affirmative action policy / Lydia Chávez --
pt. 2. Newspaper articles --
U.C. must end affirmative action / Ward Connerly --
Defining disadvantage up to preserve preferences / Steven A. Holmes --
In defense of affirmative action / Chang-Lin Tien --
Study of doctors sees little effect of affirmative action on careers / Ethan Bronner --
Scholarship program for whites becomes a test of preferences / June Kronholz --
Not color blind : just blind / Nicholas deB. Katzenbach and Burke Marshall --
Defining affirmative action / Wall Street Journal --
An equal chance / Lani Guinier --
For Asian Americans, a barrier or a boon? / Michael A. Fletcher --
When a law firm is like a baseball team --
Racial profiling : wrong for police, wrong for universities / Edward Blum and Marc Levin --
Inclusive America, under attack / Gerald R. Ford --
pt. 3. Scholars write on affirmative action in education and employment --
Pro affirmative action --
From the alchemy of race and rights / Patricia J. Williams --
From justice, gender, and affirmative action / Susan D. Clayton and Faye J. Crosby --
From in defense of affirmative action / Barbara R. Bergman --
From not all black and white : affirmative action, race, and American values / Christopher Edley, Jr. --
The realities of affirmative action in employment / Barbara F. Reskin --
From the shape of the river : long-term consequences of considering race in college and university admissions / William G. Bowen and Derek Bok --
Expert testimony in defense of affirmative action / Claude M. Steele --
From "addressing and redressing discrimination : affirmative action in social psychological perspective" / Faye J. Crosby, Bernardo M. Ferdman, and Blanche R. Wingate --
Anti affirmative action --
From hunger of memory : the education of Robert Rodriguez --
From the content of our character : a new vision of race in America / Shelby Steele --
From reflections of an affirmative action baby / Stephen L. Carter --
From "affirmative action in the labor market" / Dave M. O'Neill and June O'Neill --
From "affirmative action in higher education" / Harold Orlans --
From ending affirmative action : the case for colorblind justice / Terry Eastland --
From "affirmative action in education" / Richard F. Tomasson --
From "affirmative action's contradictory consequences" / Madeline E. Heilman --
From America in black and white, indivisible / Stephan Thernstrom and Abigail Thernstrom --
pt. 4. Primary sources --
Title VII : equal employment opportunity --
Executive order 11246 : equal employment opportunity --
Proposition 209 --
Griggs et al. v. Duke Power Co. --
Regents of the University of California v. Bakke --
United Steelworkers of America, AFL-CIO-CLC v. Weber et al. --
H. Earl Fullilove et. al., Petitioners v. Philip M. Klutznick, Secretary of Commerce of the United States, et al. --
City of Richmond v. J.A. Croson Co. --
Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Pena, Secetary of Transportation, et al. --
Cheryl Hopwood v. University of Texas.
Other Titles: Sex, race & merit
Responsibility: Faye J. Crosby and Cheryl VanDeVeer, editors.
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Since its inception, affirmative action has been a controversial policy, and on all sides of the issue passions run high. Sometimes commentators have looked with clarity at the deep and complex issues surrounding affirmative action, but too often facts have been in shorter supply than misinformed opinions. Sex, Race, and Merit: Debating Affirmative Action in Education and Employment is designed to enhance intelligent discussion of the issues, presenting all sides of the controversy and working to separate fact from fiction. Sex, Race, and Merit brings together a rich array of material, including newspaper articles and essays by leading scholars. including William Bowen, Derek Bok, Barbara Bergmann, Christopher Edley, Barbara Reskin, Claude Steele, and Patricia Williams. Also featured are excerpts from primary sources, including the legislative documents that established affirmative action policy; the text of California Proposal 200, which ended such policy in that state; and excerpts from key legal cases, including the Bakke case and other recent cases. Sex, Race, and Merit is a useful tool in eliciting thoughtful, informed, and useful debate on the subject of affirmative action. It neither advocates in favor of affirmative action, nor does it speak against it. Rather, by including both factual and polemical materials, the book allows readers to explore the contours of the debate as well as the facts being debated. It is designed for an audience of nonspecialist readers, including students from secondary school through college, but will also be useful to scholars interested in the evolution and current status of this critical policy debate. Faye J. Crosby is Professor of Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz. Cheryl VanDeVeer is Director of the Document Publishing and Editing Center, University of California, Santa Cruz.

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