Race and Representation: Affirmative Action

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Robert Post, Michael Paul Rogin
Zone Books, 1998 - Business & Economics - 424 pages
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Why has affirmative action become the lightning rod for conflicts over racial inequality in the United States? Have color-blind legal and political doctrines intensified or ameliorated America's racial divisions? Race and Representation invites the reader to enter a debate on a matter of the greatest moment for American universities politics, and public life. Focusing on the politically driven decision of California's governor and the Board of Regents of the University of California to end affirmative action at the university, the subsequent enactment of an amendment to the California Constitution prohibiting the state from engaging in affirmative action, and court decisions in Texas that used the federal Constitution to prohibit affirmative action at state universities, the contributors to this volume incisively assess the current state of the tumultuous controversy over affirmative action.

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In this expansion of a special issue of the Berkeley-based journal Representations, editors Post and Rogin (law and political science at Berkeley, respectively) chronicle the assault on race-based ... Read full review

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Preface
9
The Racial Rhetorics of Colorblind
29
The Two Declarations of American Independence
73
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Robert Post is David Boies Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Michael Rogin is Robson Professor of Political Science at thMichael Rogin is Robson Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. His books include "Rone University of California, Berkeley. His books include "Ronald Reagan the Movie: And Other Episodes in Political Demonoald Reagan the Movie: And Other Episodes in Political Demonology" (California, 1985). logy" (California, 1985).

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