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The Resource We won't go back : making the case for affirmative action, Charles R. Lawrence III and Mari J. Matsuda

We won't go back : making the case for affirmative action, Charles R. Lawrence III and Mari J. Matsuda

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We won't go back : making the case for affirmative action
Title
We won't go back
Title remainder
making the case for affirmative action
Statement of responsibility
Charles R. Lawrence III and Mari J. Matsuda
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Contributor
Author
Author
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Combining personal memoir, careful analysis, and the stories of the those who have shaped the policy over the decades, Lawrence and Matsuda reveal what affirmative action has meant in real terms, in people's lives - from the communities that struggled for its initial passage to parents who fight today for their child's fair shot. In the process, the authors eloquently consider some of the policy's most divisive issues: How do African Americans feel about the judicial
  • Ascendancy of Clarence Thomas? Why have the majority of women remained silent on affirmative action? Do Asian Americans need the policy? How are issues of hate speech and political correctness tied to it? Perhaps most striking is the human face of affirmative action today, which emerges radiantly from the stories gathered here. We meet Anthony Romero, a Latino raised by his immigrant parents in a Bronx housing project, now director of a prominent human rights
  • Organization; Robert Demmons, a trailblazer who successfully tackled discrimination in his local fire department; LaDoris Hazzard Cordell, the first African American woman to become a Superior Court judge in her county; and Bernadette Gross, a carpenter who rose triumphantly in a male-dominated profession. Their tales and others' force the question: Which people are in the room because of affirmative action, and what would we lose if they were no longer there? They also
  • Offer a searching reminder of those who wait outside the doors of continued exclusion. At its heart, We Won't Go Back is a deeply spiritual book that asks what it is that we, as Americans, value. Do we really wish to live in a world where there is no sense of generosity, caring, or community? The stories of abundant hope and grace in these pages answer with a resounding no
Cataloging source
DLC
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1943-
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Lawrence, Charles
Dewey number
361.6
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5549.5.A34
LC item number
L38 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Matsuda, Mari J.
  • Houghton Mifflin Company
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  • Affirmative action programs
  • Race discrimination
  • Affirmative action programs
  • Race discrimination
  • United States
Label
We won't go back : making the case for affirmative action, Charles R. Lawrence III and Mari J. Matsuda
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 284-307) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Born in rebellion: the deep meaning of affirmative action -- Anthony Romero -- "We Won't Go Back": the first and second assaults on affirmative action -- Robert Demmons -- The big lie: colorblindness and the taboo against honest talk about race -- On meritocracy -- Ladoris Hazzard Cordell -- Tokens and traitors: on stigma and self-hate -- Bernadette Gross -- Feminism and affirmative action -- Barbara Babcock -- Affirmative action, class, and interethnic conflict -- Lawrence Levine -- It's all the same thing: multiculturalism, PC, hate speech, and the critique of identity politics -- The telltale heart: apology, reparation, and redress -- Diane Ho -- And also with you: extending the reach of affirmative action -- New heart and a new spirit
Control code
ocm35658036
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 314 pages
Isbn
9780395791257
Lccn
96046158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o35658036
  • (OCoLC)35658036
Label
We won't go back : making the case for affirmative action, Charles R. Lawrence III and Mari J. Matsuda
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 284-307) 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
Born in rebellion: the deep meaning of affirmative action -- Anthony Romero -- "We Won't Go Back": the first and second assaults on affirmative action -- Robert Demmons -- The big lie: colorblindness and the taboo against honest talk about race -- On meritocracy -- Ladoris Hazzard Cordell -- Tokens and traitors: on stigma and self-hate -- Bernadette Gross -- Feminism and affirmative action -- Barbara Babcock -- Affirmative action, class, and interethnic conflict -- Lawrence Levine -- It's all the same thing: multiculturalism, PC, hate speech, and the critique of identity politics -- The telltale heart: apology, reparation, and redress -- Diane Ho -- And also with you: extending the reach of affirmative action -- New heart and a new spirit
Control code
ocm35658036
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 314 pages
Isbn
9780395791257
Lccn
96046158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o35658036
  • (OCoLC)35658036

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