The Remedy: Class, Race, and Affirmative Action

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Index
ABA Journal,60
ABC News, x
Ability, 6-7,89, 99
Abolitionism, 63
Abram, Morris, 84
Abuse, of preference-based programs, 122-23
Academic freedom, arguments of, 145
ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), 109
Adarand Constructors Inc. v. Pena, 106-7, 126-27, 151,164
Adelson, Joseph, 44
Admissions policy, 17, 34-35;and athletic ability, 34, 53, 69, 166, 234n73; and compensation for historical wrongs, 75-80; and financial imperatives, 50-52; and gender, 50; and geographic preferences, 34, 54-55, 166, 235n75; and incentives to admit wealthy people of color vs. poor whites, 50-52; and legacy preferences, 34, 54-55, 166, 234n75; and long-run color blindness, 54-58; and the mechanics of class-based affirmative action, 145-57; and the recruitment of foreign students, 75. See also LSAT scores; SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) scores; specific institutions
AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children), 119
AFL-CIO, 21
African Americans: college enrollment rates for, 102, 103, 125; college graduation rates for, 66; dropout rates for, 66-67; GPAs of, 150; income statistics for, 7, 21, 43, 45, 102, 112, 168; occupational progress for, 45-46; percentage of middle-class, 45; SAT scores for, 65-66, 166, 167. See also Black-white comparisons
Alabama, 195
Alcoholism, 94, 121, 122, 177
Alexander, Lamar, 111
Alienage,, 108
Allport, Gordon, 57, 58
American Creed, 73
American Dilemma, An ( Myrdal), 186
American Enterprise Institute, xvi
American Federation of Teachers, 119
American Lawyer, 121
Ansley, Frances Lee, 10, 49
Appalachia, xiii, 180
Arab Americans, 137
Aristocracy, natural vs. artificial, 85, 209
Aristotle, 18
Asian Americans, 114, 137-38, 144; and the diversity model, 72, 76-77; and education, 34, 76,156-58, 165; income statistics for, 20, 43; and occupational qualifications, 61; and quotas, 10; and standardized tests, 77, 156-58, 165
Associational rights, 30-31
Association of Black Sociologists, 184
Athletic ability, 34, 53, 69, 166, 234n73
Atlantic Monthly, 67, 206
Attrition rates, 67
Australia, 95
Authoritarianism, 187
Back-pay requirements, 152
Bakke, Allan, x-xii, 17-18
Bakke case (Regents of the University of California v. Bakke), 25-26, 42, 49, 53, 66; and the Bakke straddle, x-xii; and the case for class-based affir­ mative action, 84, 102, 107, 124, 145, 151; and diversity theory, 39-40; and Powell, x-xi, 26, 28-29, 40; and the shift from race-blind class remedy to class-blind racial preferences, 17-19
Ballot initiatives, xii, 111, 118
Barakumin, 38
Bard College, 128-29
Barnicle, Mike, 205
Barr, F. E., 130-31
Barr Scale, 130-31
Bartholet, Elizabeth, 37
Beatty, Jack, vii, 206
Bell, Derrick, 10, 49, 62, 120, 158, 238n94
Bell Curve, The ( Herrnstein and Murray), 65-66, 180, 184, 218n20, 240n124, 254n26, 255n26, 299n68
Bendix, Reinhard, 90
Bickel, Alexander, 157
Bill of Rights for the Disadvantaged, 10, 13, 21, 27, 105, 203-4
Birth(s): certificates, 138; out-of-wedlock, 20, 135-36, 169, 184. See also Illegitimacy
Black and blue coalition: as desirable, 199-203; as necessary, 198-99; as possible, 190-98

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Table of contents

  • Praise for The Remedy: Class, Race, and Affirmative Action i
  • Title Page v
  • Contents ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Preface to the Paperback Edition xv
  • Introduction - The Lost Thread xxiii
  • Part I 1
  • 1 - The Early Aspirations of Affirmative Action 3
  • 2 - Affirmative Action Gone Astray 16
  • 3 - A Report Card on Affirmative Action Today 42
  • Part 2 81
  • 4 - The Case for Class- Based Affirmative Action 83
  • 5 - The Mechanics of Class- Based Affirmative Action 121
  • 6 - Six Myths About Class-Based Preferences 153
  • Part 3 181
  • 7 - Picking Up the Lost Thread 183
  • Notes 211
  • Bibliography 322
  • Index 339
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