Melvin I. Urofsky - The Affirmative Action Puzzle: A Living History from Reconstruction to Today

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From 1961, when Kennedy created the President’s Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity, mandating federal contractors to take “affirmative action” to ensure no discrimination by “race, creed, color, or national origin,” to today, affirmative action has remained a flashpoint in American life. In this comprehensive history, Urofsky, a professor emeritus of history at Virginia Commonwealth University and author of Dissent and the Supreme Court and Louis D. Brandeis, illuminates the key Supreme Court cases related to affirmative action, looks in detail at how the measure has functioned in education, assesses how well it has benefited those it was intended to help, and details its wider social effects.

 

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Non Fiction
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$35.00
ISBN: 9781101870877
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Published: Pantheon - January 28th, 2020