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The Resource Affirmative action is dead : long live affirmative action, Faye J. Crosby

Affirmative action is dead : long live affirmative action, Faye J. Crosby

Label
Affirmative action is dead : long live affirmative action
Title
Affirmative action is dead
Title remainder
long live affirmative action
Statement of responsibility
Faye J. Crosby
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Affirmative action is a much-debated policy, in employment as well as in education, in the Supreme Court as well as on the street. Yet as this book clearly shows, affirmative action is both sensible and effective, differing little from many other government programs that evoke no controversy. Why don't Americans wholeheartedly support affirmative action?" "This book answers this important question. It examines explanations put forth by social scientists, finding various degrees of truth in most of them. Some situate the problem in the policy itself, suggesting that affirmative action functions as a governmentally sanctioned form of reverse racism or sexism, or that is is ineffective or socially disruptive. Such explanations may sound plausible, but they are incorrect. Other explanations locate the problem in the people who react to the policy, citing studies that document the links between ignorance, prejudice, and opposition to affirmative action. Yet even well-informed egalitarian people sometimes oppose affirmative action." "So what is the problem? The book concludes by proposing that the American failure to endorse wholeheartedly what is a fair and an effective policy arises, ironically, from Americans' infatuation with justice. Smitten with the concept of merit, we are perturbed by a policy that invites us to recognize the complications of social justice."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crosby, Faye J.
Dewey number
331.13/3/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5549.5.A34
LC item number
C76 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Current perspectives in psychology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Affirmative action programs in education
  • Discrimination in employment
  • Discrimination in education
  • Race discrimination
  • Affirmative action programs
Label
Affirmative action is dead : long live affirmative action, Faye J. Crosby
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-319) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
52937552
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 331 pages
Isbn
9780300101294
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003019187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Affirmative action is dead : long live affirmative action, Faye J. Crosby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-319) 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
Control code
52937552
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 331 pages
Isbn
9780300101294
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003019187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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