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The Resource Even the children of strangers : equality under the U.S. Constitution, Donald W. Jackson

Even the children of strangers : equality under the U.S. Constitution, Donald W. Jackson

Label
Even the children of strangers : equality under the U.S. Constitution
Title
Even the children of strangers
Title remainder
equality under the U.S. Constitution
Statement of responsibility
Donald W. Jackson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book Donald Jackson unravels the complex meanings of equal protection doctrine and its various interpretations over the last 134 years. He explores the conceptual basis for a variety of "pecking orders" (or discriminations) - most notably race and sex, but also wealth, occupation, and education - that have been used to justify special privilege, status, or rewards. He also examines the tensions between equal protection and American individualism, offering possible ways to resolve apparently intractable conflicts between individualism and affirmative action policies. Jackson argues that an assumption of human equality is always appropriate and that the burden of proof should be on those who want to justify treating people differently, for whatever reason. Our long-standing difficulty, he contends, has not been with the principle of equality but with the inferior reasons we have accepted for deviating from that principle. Deliberately cast for the general reader, this study should widen the public understanding of equality and raise the level of the debates that surround it
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jackson, Donald Wilson
Dewey number
  • 342.73/085
  • 347.30285
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4764
LC item number
.J33 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States.
  • Equality before the law
  • Equality before the law
  • United States
  • Gelijkheidsbeginsel
  • Discriminatie
Label
Even the children of strangers : equality under the U.S. Constitution, Donald W. Jackson
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780700605477.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Understanding key concepts of equality -- Reconstruction and equal protection -- Early interpretations of equal protection -- Laissez-faire and economic equal protection -- The path to Brown v. Board of Education -- Segregation and desegregation : the consequences of Brown -- Integration, busing, and group-regarding equality -- Affirmative action programs in higher education and employment -- Equal protection and sex discrimination -- Breaking new ground for categorical discrimination -- Equality from a multinational perspective -- Conclusion : equality for future reference
Control code
ocm25411858
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 282 pages
Isbn
9780700605477
Lccn
92006098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o25411858
  • (OCoLC)25411858
Label
Even the children of strangers : equality under the U.S. Constitution, Donald W. Jackson
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780700605477.pdf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Understanding key concepts of equality -- Reconstruction and equal protection -- Early interpretations of equal protection -- Laissez-faire and economic equal protection -- The path to Brown v. Board of Education -- Segregation and desegregation : the consequences of Brown -- Integration, busing, and group-regarding equality -- Affirmative action programs in higher education and employment -- Equal protection and sex discrimination -- Breaking new ground for categorical discrimination -- Equality from a multinational perspective -- Conclusion : equality for future reference
Control code
ocm25411858
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 282 pages
Isbn
9780700605477
Lccn
92006098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o25411858
  • (OCoLC)25411858

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