The Affirmative Action Debate

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The Affirmative Action Debate
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • With Contributions By ii
  • Title Page ii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction xiii
  • 1 - The Beginning 1
  • Staying on the Path to Racial Equality 3
  • To Fulfill These Rights 16
  • A Personal Footnote in History 25
  • Affirmative Action in Context 31
  • 2 - On the Job 36
  • Affirmative Action in the Workplace 39
  • Performing Without a Net 49
  • Performing Without a Net 49
  • Diversity in Corporate America 76
  • Notes 76
  • Who Has Benefited from Affirmative Action in Employment? 95
  • 3 - The Economics of Affirmative Action 97
  • The Business of Affirmative Action 99
  • Personal Responsibility 111
  • Notes 119
  • Why America Needs Set-Aside Programs 121
  • 4 - A Question of Justice 127
  • An Experiment Gone Awry 130
  • Standing in the Right Place 137
  • Race and The Supreme Court's 1994-95 Term 146
  • The Supreme Court Ruled Correctly in Adarand 163
  • 5 - Beyond Black and White 165
  • The Minority-Majority Society 167
  • Why Women Need Affirmative Action 182
  • Notes 182
  • Invisible Latinos: Excluded from Discussions of Inclusion 190
  • The Latinos Experience 190
  • Beyond the Model Minority Myth 205
  • 6 - In the Field 208
  • Sitting in for Diversity Victoria Valle 210
  • Notes 215
  • The Color Line and the "Thin Blue Line" 226
  • Affirmative Action in the Army: Why It Works 227
  • 7 - The Political Issue 239
  • Tracing the Politics of Affirmative Action 241
  • Notes 256
  • Mend It, Don't End It 258
  • The Meaning of American Equality 285
  • Race-Baiting and the 1996 Presidential Campaign 288
  • 8 - Closing Arguments 297
  • Affirmative Action: Why We Need It, Why It is Under Attack 299
  • Note 313
  • Promoting Racial Harmony 314
  • The Future of Affirmative Action 326
  • Bibliography 337
  • About the Editor 343
  • About the Contributors 345
  • Index 355
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