Understanding Affirmative Action: Politics, Discrimination, and the Search for Justice

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Note: Page numbers followed by an n refer to notes.
Adarand Constructors, πι–12
Adarand Constructors v. Federico Pena, Secretary of Transportation et al., 4,15, 111–12,129
affirmative action
approaches to, 5–11
arguments against (see arguments against affirmative action)
arguments for (see arguments for affirmative action)
concept and scope of, 3–6
forms and legal challenges to, 5–6
foundations of, need to distinguish, 5–6
impact of (see effectiveness of affirmative action)
origins of, 30–33,148–49
policy contexts, 5–6
voluntary, 94,148–49, i68n4
See also preferential programs
African Americans
employment practices in the 1940s and, 22–28, 34
federal bureaucracy, employment in, 31, 90–91
as subject of affirmative action
(see preferential programs)
Age Discrimination in
Employment Act of 1967, 51
Alabama, state legislative proposals against affirmative action, 58
Alaska, gubernatorial executive orders addressing affirmative action, 63
Alden et al. v. Maine, 51
Alito, Samuel A., Jr., 130
Allen, George, 65, 67
American Civil Rights Institute, 57
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990,51
Anderson, Elizabeth, 80
arguments against affirmative
action
advances by minorities and women make it unnecessary, 89–91
group-based preferences violate core American values, 83–85
preferences often benefit the wrong people, 85–88
stigmatization of beneficiaries, 89
victimization of white men, 88–89
See also controversy/debate over affirmative action

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