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Affirmative Action : Social Justice Or Reverse Discrimination? (97 Edition)

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What is our goal: equal opportunity or equality of result? The debate rages on.

The November 5, 1996 decision by voters in California to eliminate most forms of state sanctioned affirmative action ignited a civil rights debate that sent shock waves across the country. The vote had critics celebrating the dawn of a new era of equal rights, while opponents warned of school and workplace discrimination without the protective blanket of affirmative action.

The question of racial equality has inspired new debate today, reminiscent of the conflicts of the 1960s. Again we ask ourselves: Is affirmative action necessary to maintain equal labor practices, school desegregation plans, and broad social standards of racial equality? Does affirmative action or laws to roll it back go against the idea of equality itself? Should race play an important role in college admissions and corporate hiring? Is affirmative action a poison instead of a cure? For some, it depends on how the term is defined.

These and other questions are debated in this highly charged collection of essays by a distinguished group of politicians, philosophers, educators, and others including Tom Beauchamp, Ward Connerly, Ronald Dworkin, Stanley Fish, Lyndon Johnson, Nicholas LeMann, Louis Pojman, George Sher, Thomas Sowell, Shelby Steele, Judith Jarvis Thomson, Richard Wasserstrom, Cornell West, and Steven Yates. Included also are important legal decisions bearing on affirmative action.

Synopsis:

Reminiscent of the 1960s, the question of racial equality has inspired new debate today. Controversial issues surrounding the subject are discussed in this highly charged collection of essays by a distinguished group of politicians, philosophers, educators, and others. Also includes important legal decisions bearing on affirmative action.

About the Author

Francis J. Beckwith (Anaheim Hills, CA) is Associate Professor of Philosophy, Culture and Law at the Graduate and Law Schools of Trinity International University as well as Senior Research Fellow, Nevada Policy Research Institute. He is the co-editor of Are You Politically Correct? Todd Edwin Jones (Las Vegas, NV) is associate professor of philosophy at the University of Nevada.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781573921572
Editor:
Beckwith, Francis J.
Editor:
Jones, Todd E.
Editor:
Beckwith, Francis J.
Editor:
Jones, Todd E.
Author:
Beckwith, Francis J.
Author:
Jones, Todd E.
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Location:
Amherst, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Employment
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Race discrimination
Subject:
Affirmative action programs
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Affirmative action programs -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Subject:
African Americans - Civil rights - History -
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Civil Rights
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Contemporary Issues (Prometheus)
Series Volume:
1013
Publication Date:
19970931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
250
Dimensions:
8.92x5.93x.79 in. .76 lbs.

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