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The Resource The pursuit of fairness : a history of affirmative action, Terry H. Anderson

The pursuit of fairness : a history of affirmative action, Terry H. Anderson

Label
The pursuit of fairness : a history of affirmative action
Title
The pursuit of fairness
Title remainder
a history of affirmative action
Statement of responsibility
Terry H. Anderson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Affirmative action strikes at the heart of deeply held beliefs about employment and education, about the concepts of justice and fairness, and about the troubled history of race relations in America. Published on the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, this is the only book available that gives readers a balanced, non-polemical, and lucid account of this highly contentious issue. Beginning with the roots of affirmative action, Anderson describes African-American demands for employment in the defense industry--spearheaded by A. Philip Randolph's threatened March on Washington in July 1941--and the desegregation of the armed forces after World War II. He investigates President Kennedy's historic 1961 executive order that introduced the term "affirmative action" during the early years of the civil rights movement and he examines President Johnson's attempts to gain equal opportunities for African Americans. He describes President Nixon's expansion of affirmative action with the Philadelphia Plan--which the Supreme Court upheld--along with President Carter's introduction of "set asides" for minority businesses and the Bakke ruling which allowed the use of race as one factor in college admissions. By the early 1980s many citizens were becoming alarmed by affirmative action, and that feeling was exemplified by the Reagan administration's backlash, which resulted in the demise and revision of affirmative action during the Clinton years. He concludes with a look at the University of Michigan cases of 2003, the current status of the policy, and its impact. Throughout, the author weighs each side of every issue--often finding merit in both arguments--resulting in an eminently fair account of one of America's most heated debates
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Anderson, Terry H.
Dewey number
331.13/3/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5549.5.A34
LC item number
A53 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Affirmative action programs
  • Programmes d'action positive
  • Affirmative action programs
  • United States
  • Positieve actie
  • Racismo
  • Segregação racial
  • Ação afirmativa (história)
  • discrimination positive
  • Bürgerrecht
  • Diskriminierung
  • Gleichberechtigung
  • Quotierung
  • USA
  • ADULT NON-FICTION. 2. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM
Label
The pursuit of fairness : a history of affirmative action, Terry H. Anderson
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Genesis of affirmative action -- Civil rights struggle and the rise of affirmative action -- Zenith of affirmative action -- Backlash -- Demise of affirmative action in the age of diversity -- Conclusion : the pursuit of fairness
Control code
ocm53434684
Dimensions
25 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 320 pages
Isbn
9780195182453
Lccn
2003024637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780195182453
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53434684
  • (OCoLC)53434684
Label
The pursuit of fairness : a history of affirmative action, Terry H. Anderson
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Genesis of affirmative action -- Civil rights struggle and the rise of affirmative action -- Zenith of affirmative action -- Backlash -- Demise of affirmative action in the age of diversity -- Conclusion : the pursuit of fairness
Control code
ocm53434684
Dimensions
25 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 320 pages
Isbn
9780195182453
Lccn
2003024637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780195182453
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53434684
  • (OCoLC)53434684

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