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by James S. Peterson

ePub Affirmative Action download
Author:
James S. Peterson
ISBN13:
978-1594547003
ISBN:
1594547009
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Nova Science Pub Inc; UK ed. edition (August 30, 2005)
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Constitutional Law
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Affirmative action in the United States is a set of laws, policies, guidelines, and administrative practices "intended to end and correct the effects of a specific form of discrimination" that include government-mandated, government-sanctio.

Affirmative action in the United States is a set of laws, policies, guidelines, and administrative practices "intended to end and correct the effects of a specific form of discrimination" that include government-mandated, d and voluntary private programs.

We who oppose affirmative action will find significant considerations that give us tremendous pause. Wherever we might stand on the topic of affirmative action, James P. Sterba's extraordinarily well-informed book in defense of the practice truly deserves our attention. We who support it will find new resources for refashioning our arguments in far more powerful ways. Written with thoroughness, eloquence of thought, and purity of heart, Affirmative Action for the Future is a book that no one should ignore. We who oppose affirmative action will find significant considerations that give us tremendous pause.

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Start by marking Affirmative Action for the Future as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Sterba documents the level of racial and sexual discrimination that still exists in the United States and then, arguing that diversity is a public good, he calls for expansion of the reach of affirmative action as a mechanism for encouraging true diversity.

University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University in the City of New York. Mr. Peterson today at his apartment in New York. Demetrius Freeman for The New York Times. In some ways, affirmative action has become more sophisticated over time, as diversity has become an established principle, and schools - barred by law from using racial quotas - have sought an ideal mix of students that is more reflective of society.

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Affirmative action then can be seen then as the political manifestation of a desire to move society towards a more Rawlsian conception of justice. Affirmative action will be defined in this essay by James P. Sterba as: a policy of favouring qualified women and minority candidates over qualified men or non-minority candidates with the immediate goals of outreach, remedying discrimination, or achieving diversity, and the ultimate goals of attaining a colour blind (racially just) and a gender-free (sexually just) society.

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Affirmative action remains a focal point of public debate as the result of legal and political developments at the federal, state, and local levels. In recent years, federal courts have reviewed minority admissions programs to state universities in Texas, Georgia, Michigan, and Washington, questioning in general the constitutional status of racial and ethnic diversity policies in public education; invalidated minority preferences in public and private employment as a violation of constitutional and federal statutory rights; defeated a Federal Communications Commission policy requiring radio licensees to adopt affirmative minority recruitment and outreach measures; and nullified state and local efforts to increase minority group participation as contractors and subcontractors on publicly-financed construction projects. Ongoing legal controversy surrounds the Supreme Court's 1995 ruling in Adarand Constructors Inc. v. Pena, setting constitutional standards for race-based affirmative action by the federal government. The case returned to the High Court for a third appearance, as Adarand Constructors Inc. v. issues posed and dismissed the appeal as improvidently granted. This book also provides a broad, but by no means exhaustive, survey of federal statutes and regulations that specifically refer to race, gender, or ethnicity as factors to be considered in the administration of any federal program. Such measures may include, but are not limited to, goals, timetables, set-asides, and quotas, as those terms are generally (however imperfectly) understood.