The Affirmative Action Debate

Front Cover
George E. Curry, Cornel West
Addison-Wesley, 1996 - Political Science - 368 pages
0 Reviews
The Affirmative Action Debate collects the leading voices on all sides of this crucial dialogue. A provocative range of politicians, researchers, legal experts, and businesspeople dispute the best way to fight discrimination. Their essays explore such questions as, How did affirmative-action policies come to be? Who benefits most from them, and who suffers? How do these programs work in hiring, contracting, college admissions, and other fields? What will recent Supreme Court rulings and legislative initiatives mean? And, most fundamentally, does any race-conscious remedy simply perpetuate discrimination? Recognizing affirmative action as more than a black-and-white issue, this book includes the voices of women, Latinos, and Asian-Americans who are also affected but often ignored. A sourcebook of solid facts and surprising arguments, The Affirmative Action Debate is the one book you need to understand and discuss the nation’s sharpest political divide.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

To Fulfill These Rights
16
Affirmative Action in Context
31
Performing Without a
49
Copyright

16 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1996)

George E. Curry is the editor-in-chief of Emerge magazine, based in Washington, D.C. He is a regular panelist on ?Lead Story,” the BET network's news-analysis program, and has been New York bureau chief and Washington correspondent for the Chicago Tribune.

Bibliographic information