Invisible Victims: White Males and the Crisis of Affirmative Action

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Chapter 3
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION SAMPLER

In writing this book, I have discovered that most professionals and laypersons are largely unfamiliar with the problems and complexities of affirmative action policies. Therefore, I would like to provide the reader with a direct sense of the diversity and range of affirmative action programs and with the problems and contradictions involved with such policies.

The reader may choose to read this chapter carefully or skim the contents and, perhaps, return to it after reading other parts of the book. Those who consider themselves more familiar with affirmative action law and policy may be tempted to skip this sampler. I hope they will forgo the temptation and will at least skim the contents. Many of these accounts deal not only with court decisions and policy announcements but the actual behavior and organizational consequences wrought by such edicts. In addition, I shall be making references to some of these items later in the book. The reports below lend considerable support to individual data contained in the next two chapters.

In the interests of accuracy, I have quoted these accounts directly from news sources, mostly from the Los Angeles Times. The selection of examples is, admittedly, somewhat arbitrary, though probably no more so than affirmative action reporting by the press itself. Press coverage has been uneven and, as documented later in the book, the mass media ignored affirmative action developments until the late 1970s. Except for important court cases, affirmative action accounts were seldom accorded page one treatment until the mid-1980s. The sampler reflects this coverage; most of the items are from the 1979-86 period.

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