The Past and Future of Affirmative Action: A Guide and Analysis for Human Resource Professionals and Corporate Counsel


Turner provides a comprehensive resource and guide through the maze of preferential treatment doctrine, U.S. Supreme Court decisions relating to affirmative action, and agency regulations and practices. Rather than focus on the moral or constitutional issues involved, Turner seeks to provide an objective analysis of the evolution of the legal concept of affirmative action. To this end, he defines and examines what affirmative action was in the early 1970s, explores how the Supreme Court is now interpreting the concept, and analyzes other federal and state legislative and administrative initiatives in affirmative action.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1990