A conflict of rights: the Supreme Court and affirmative action
In a case that triggered cover stories in both Time and Newsweek, obscure Diane Joyce won over equally obscure Paul Johnson in the Supreme C ourt decision affirming Joyce's selection over Johnson as a road dispatcher, despite Johnson's slightly higher test scores. Urofsky's defense of affirmative action offers a view of a fairer, more productive society. 16 photographs.
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Diane Joyce Makes a Phone Call
The Debate over Affirmative Action
The Law and Affirmative Action
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