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Affirmative action reconsidered

was it necessary in academia?

by Thomas Sowell

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Published by American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in Washington .
Written in English

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  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Faculty integration -- United States

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      StatementThomas Sowell.
      SeriesEvaluative studies ; 27
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsLC214.2 .S68
      The Physical Object
      Pagination45 p. ;
      Number of Pages45
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5213328M
      ISBN 100844731994
      LC Control Number75042779

      The third perspective looks to non-racially inspired ideology, including attitudes about the size and role of government, as the reason for opposition to policies such as affirmative action. Timely and important, this collection provides a state-of-the-field assessment of the current issues and findings on the role of racism in mass politics. Those who wish to check out my statistics can get a copy of my monograph, Affirmative Action Reconsidered. It has not been updated because not all the same statistics will be released now.

        Steven Farron, The Affirmative Action Hoax: Diversity, the Importance of Character and Other Lies, New Century Books, , pp., $ Steven Farron, author of this relentless critique of racial preferences, was a professor of Classics at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, until That year he resigned his academic position in order to study American. That is because anti-affirmative-action organizations, such as the Center for Equal Opportunity (led by Linda Chavez and Roger Clegg) or its companion-in-arms, the Center for Individual Rights (led by Terence J. Pell), which might be expected to bring suits pleading reverse discrimination against selective public and private institutions in.

      Affirmative action can reduce tensions in a university, an office, or any organization by offering assurances that discrimination of minorities will not be tolerated, and also by opening the workplace to a diversity of viewpoints. Affirmative action benefits organizations by helping them reach their goals. “Affirmative Action” and College Graduation Rates By Thomas Sowell June 4, History vs. Hogwash By Thomas Sowell Ma The Other Side of Affirmative Action By Thomas Sowell June 8, “Affirmative Action” Reconsidered By Thomas Sowell Winter BOOKS: Affirmative Action Reconsidered: Was It Necessary in Academia? By.


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(Evaluative studies ; 27)Cited by: affirmative action, in the United States, programs to overcome the effects of past societal discrimination by allocating jobs and resources to members of specific groups, such as minorities and women.

The policy was implemented by federal agencies enforcing the Civil Rights Act of and two executive orders, which provided that government. Affirmative action is examined from various points of view. A distinction is made between the basic concepts and legal rationale of affirmative action and the many specific laws, regulations, and practices that have developed under this label.

The magnitude of the problem that affirmative action programs were intended to solve is measured in some general : Thomas Sowell. What was most lacking in the book, however, was any real coverage of the effects, positive and negative, of affirmative action and of the cynical polititization of affirmative action.

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Washington: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, "Affirmative action" reconsidered. Thomas Sowell or cynical evasions of “affirmative action” programs by employers whose discriminatory practices are ignored by inept or cowardly government agencies.

For the academic world, there is the additional image of an. argues that affirmative action can work and improve gender equity in political representation and ultimately improve development outcomes if there is full commitment to its goals and measures.

The paper makes the case for affirmative action on grounds of necessity, legal justification and its value for the attainment of broad developmental Size: KB.

THE CONCEPT Among the many distinctions that need to be made is the crucial distinction between the general principle of affirmative action and the specific actions taken by the courts and administrative agencies. The general principle behind affirmative action is that a court order to “cease and desist” from some harmful activity may not be sufficient to undo the harm already done or.

Affirmative action, in the United States, an active effort to improve employment or educational opportunities for members of minority groups and for women. Affirmative action began as a government remedy to the effects of long-standing discrimination against such groups and has consisted of policies, programs, and procedures that give preferences to minorities and women in job hiring.

In this cogent, crucial, and vitally important book, economist Thomas Sowell examines on a global scale the preferential policies of governments as diverse as those of India, South Africa, More. Is Reality Optional?: And Other Essays – "Affirmative Action Reconsidered," The Public Interest, Winterp.

Rethinking Affirmative Action President Lyndon B. Johnson, who laid the groundwork for affirmative action, with Martin Luther King Jr., left, Whitney.

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Sowell, Thomas. Affirmative action reconsidered: was it necessary in academia. The purpose of this paper is to argue that affirmative action is not reverse discrimination, but simply a policy to contribute to diversity in the workforce as a matter of distributive justice to the diverse groups in society.

Therefore, the position I am taking is that affirmative action is ethically and morally Size: KB. action is a quota system or a system of racial or gender preferences tend to dislike affirmati ve action more than people who vie w it differently (Golden et al.

HarrisKinder. FOR DISCRIMINATION Race, Affirmative Action, and the Law By Randall Kennedy pp. Pantheon. () This book presents a balanced defense of what the writer, the Harvard law professor Randall.

That is one theme of a new book, The Future of Affirmative Action: New Paths to Higher Education Diversity After Fisher v. University of Texas, and it was a subtle but persistent subtext of a half-day discussion of the book here Tuesday.

The authors, who participated in the event, spoke with varying degrees of directness about the threat posed. The book’s candor stands in deep contrast to many affirmative action advocates, who minimize the practice by talking about race as a small “plus factor” in a “holistic review” process in.

In Aprilthe U.S. Supreme Court upheld a Michigan constitutional amendment banning affirmative action policies in the state’s universities. The ruling follows up on Fisher sity of Texas, a case in which the Court declined to make a comprehensive judgment on affirmative action, sending the case back to a lower court with instructions to apply “strict scrutiny” to the.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: viii, pages ; 24 cm: Contents: I. Facts and polemics: Discrimination in higher education a debate on faculty employment / Miro M.

Todovorich and Howard A. Glickstein --The drive toward equality / J. Stanley Pottinger --Affirmative action: a liberal program?/ Lee Nisbet --Hew, the university, and.The impressive stone building that houses the United States Supreme Court stands in the heart of Washington, D.C., across a broad street from the Capitol building, where legislators make the laws that the justices of the Court interpret and apply.The Future of Affirmative Action New Paths to Higher Education Diversity after Fisher v.

University of Texas Edited by Richard D. Kahlenberg June 4,