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Author Sterba, James P

Title Affirmative action for the future / James P. Sterba

Publ Info Ithaca, N. Y. : Cornell University Press, [2009]
 CCRI-Newport  KF4755.5 .S74 2009    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  KF4755.5 .S74 2009    AVAILABLE
Descript x, 131 pages ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Cornell paperbacks
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [123]-128) and index
Contents Current racial and sexual discrimination -- A legal history of race-and sex-based affirmative action -- How best to define affirmative action -- A defense of outreach affirmative action -- A defense of remedial affirmative action -- Objections to remedial affirmative action -- A defense of diversity affirmative action -- Objections to diversity affirmative action -- Affirmative action around the world
Note Discusses 2006 and 2008 referendums that banned affirmative action in some states while upholding it in others, and offers a defense of affirmative action in public and private institutions, discussing the practice as a tool for social reform
LC subject Affirmative action programs -- Law and legislation -- United States
Affirmative action programs -- United States
Affirmative action programs in education -- United States
ISBN 9780801475917 (pbk. : alk.paper)
0801475910 (pbk. : alk.paper)
9780801446078 (cloth : alk. paper)
0801446074 (cloth : alk. paper)