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Affirmative Action and the University

A Philosophical Inquiry

by Steven M. Cahn

  • 160 Want to read
  • 31 Currently reading

Published by Temple University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Employment,
  • United States,
  • Education,
  • College And University Administration,
  • Higher Education (Specific Aspects),
  • Education / Teaching,
  • General,
  • Educational administration,
  • Higher & further education,
  • Affirmative action programs in,
  • Affirmative action programs in education,
  • College teachers,
  • Discrimination in higher educa,
  • Discrimination in higher education

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages310
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8668686M
    ISBN 101566390303
    ISBN 109781566390309

      Affirmative action should be about reparations and leveling a playing field that was legally imbalanced for hundreds of years and not about the re-centering of whiteness while, yet again Author: Kimberly Reyes.   50 Years of Affirmative Action: What Went Right, and What It Got Wrong The commencement for the Class of at Columbia University. The number of black students admitted to Columbia rose sharply.

    Affirmative Action for the Rich sketches the origins of legacy preferences, examines the philosophical issues they raise, outlines the extent of their use today, studies their impact on university. Affirmative action has been fiercely debated for more than a quarter of a century, producing much partisan literature, but little serious scholarship and almost nothing on its cultural and political origins. The Ironies of Affirmative Action is the first book-length, comprehensive, historical account of the development of affirmative ing both the resistance from the Right and the.

    Affirmative action in Brazil is, in part, academically justified and legitimated by statistical studies on racial inequalities that make use of official data. Many of these studies lump black and brown into the same group with the label of “negros” or “afrodescendentes” (blacks or African-heritage Brazilians).   Indeed, this book is at its best when it skewers college and university officials—who feel morally superior for defending affirmative action—for in fact pursuing what Yale Law professor.


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Affirmative Action and the University by Steven M. Cahn Download PDF EPUB FB2

Although the U.S. Supreme Court accepted such an argument in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (), it let existing programs stand and approved the use of quotas in in a case involving voluntary affirmative-action programs in unions and private businesses.

In the s, the federal government's role in affirmative action. Affirmative Action and the University is the only full-length study to examine the impact of affirmative action on all higher education hiring practices. Drawing on data provided by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S.

Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics, the authors summarize, track, and evaluate changes in the gender and ethnic.

Within academia, affirmative action is an integral part of the appointment process. While equal opportunity for all candidates is widely recognized as a goal, the implementation of specific procedures to achieve equality has resulted in vehement disputes regarding both means and by: 7.

This incredibly timely book is a scholarly presentation of the relevant studies on affirmative action and racial preferences; both of which are defined clearly in the book. With the Fisher case decision looming at the end of the current Supreme Court term, I cannot think of a more important and timely book for both educators and the general by:   A selection of the Conservative Book Club.

From Affirmative Action Around the “Even when serious moral questions surround the past or present mistreatment of groups such as the untouchables in India or blacks in the United States, the remedies proposed rapidly spread far beyond redress of the misfortunes used to justify those remedies.

Affirmative action, in the United States, an active effort to improve employment or educational opportunities for members of minority groups and for women. Affirmative action began as a government remedy to the effects of long-standing discrimination against such groups and has consisted of policies, programs, and procedures that give preferences to minorities and women in job hiring.

Contents Introduction – Steven M. Cahn Part I 1. In Defense of Affirmative Action – Leslie Pickering Francis 2. Affirmative Action and the University: Faculty Appointment and Preferential Treatment – Robert L. Simon 3. Affirmative Action and Faculty Appointments –.

In Aprilthe U.S. Supreme Court upheld a Michigan constitutional amendment banning affirmative action policies in the state’s universities. The ruling follows up on Fisher sity of Texas, a case in which the Court declined to make a comprehensive judgment on affirmative action, sending the case back to a lower court with instructions to apply “strict scrutiny” to the.

"There's a debate about affirmative action when it comes to race. What I point out is that I got to Princeton, I realized there's a whole – all kinds of affirmative action that goes on. There. The book's thesis is that students generally support affirmative action -- both for admissions and for faculty hiring.

They acknowledge that it doesn't seem that way. Debates about court cases and the very concept of affirmative action are widespread and -- in some cases -- ugly.

Both sides accuse the other of racism. University of Texas, and it was a subtle but persistent subtext of a half-day discussion of the book here Tuesday. The authors, who participated in the event, spoke with varying degrees of directness about the threat posed to traditional race-conscious affirmative action.

Affirmative action is now an integral part of the appointment process at virtually every college and university in the United States. Announcements of available faculty or administrative positions routinely include statements such as this actual one: "[The University] is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer which actively seeks and.

None of these changes would have happened without affirmative action. States that have banned affirmative action can show us that. California, for example, banned affirmative action in the late s, and at the University of California, Berkeley, the percentage of black undergraduates has fallen from 6 percent in to only 3 percent in Affirmative action refers to activities or policies that seek to help groups that are often affected by discrimination obtain equal access to opportunities, particularly in areas such as employment and education.

In the early s, the use of race, gender, and other factors in college and university admissions decisions came under attack. Prospective students tour the Georgetown University campus in Washington on J (Jacquelyn Martin/AP) Support for affirmative action in. The Future of Affirmative Action New Paths to Higher Education Diversity after Fisher v.

University of Texas Edited by Richard D. Kahlenberg June 4, However, the U.S. Supreme Court, which is currently revisiting a case involving affirmative action at the University of Texas at Austin, may drastically limit the ability of institutions to adopt such policies when it rules in When the Court originally ruled on the case, it avoided sweeping action and sent the matter back to the.

About The Affirmative Action Puzzle. A rich, multifaceted history of affirmative action from the Civil Rights Act of through today’s tumultuous times From acclaimed legal historian, author of a biography of Louis Brandeis (“Remarkable” —Anthony Lewis, The New York Review of Books, “Definitive”—Jeffrey Rosen, The New Republic) and Dissent and the Supreme Court (“Riveting.

Affirmative action focuses on minority groups, but many critics argue that legacy admissions are an equivalent for affluent white students. Legacy preference is where family or friends of alumni.

Affirmative action definition is - an active effort to improve the employment or educational opportunities of members of minority groups and women; also: a similar effort to promote the rights or progress of other disadvantaged persons.

How to use affirmative action in a sentence. The most important message of this book, consisting of three separately-authored chapters, is the assertion that affirmative action is a means to an end and in no way a perfect solution, but rather the best alternative toward creating an equitable society/5.

Affirmative action in higher education has been a hotly contested issue in courts for decades, and new discussions on the issue have been sparked as the country awaits a Supreme Court decision in Fisher sity of Texas-Austin any day now.

"How" and "why" affirmative action should be implemented has been debated since its inception, and many wonder whether affirmative action Author: Kat Cohen.An "affirmative action plan" seeks to analyze data, both from within and outside the University, in an effort to identify potential areas of underutilization for women and racial minorities in the University's workforce.

Areas of underutilization, in turn, become the focus of the University's "good faith efforts.".