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The Resource Notes of a racial caste baby : color blindness and the end of affirmative action, Bryan K. Fair

Notes of a racial caste baby : color blindness and the end of affirmative action, Bryan K. Fair

Label
Notes of a racial caste baby : color blindness and the end of affirmative action
Title
Notes of a racial caste baby
Title remainder
color blindness and the end of affirmative action
Statement of responsibility
Bryan K. Fair
Title variation
Racial caste baby
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this provocative and important book, Bryan K. Fair, the eighth of ten children born to a single mother on public assistance in an Ohio ghetto, combines two histories - America's and his own - to offer a compelling defense of affirmative action. How can it be, Fair asks, that, after hundreds of years of racial apartheid during which whites were granted 100 percent quotas to almost all professions, we have convinced ourselves that, after a few decades of remedial
  • affirmative action, the playing field is now level? Fair ambitiously surveys the most common arguments for and against affirmative action. He argues that we must distinguish between America in the pre-civil rights movement era - when the law of the land was explicitly anti-black - and today's affirmative action policies - which are decidedly not anti-white. He concludes that the only just and effective way both to account for America's racial past and to negotiate
  • current racial quagmires is to embrace a remedial affirmative action that does not rely on quotas or fiery rhetoric but takes race into account alongside other pertinent factors. Championing the model of diversity on which the United States was purportedly founded, Fair serves up a most personal and persuasive account of why race-conscious policies are the most effective way to end de facto segregation and eliminate racial caste
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fair, Bryan K.
Dewey number
331.13/3/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5549.5.A34
LC item number
F336 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Affirmative action programs
  • Employment
  • Prejudice
  • Public Policy
  • Social Justice
  • United States
  • United States
  • USA
  • Rechtsontwikkeling
  • Positieve actie
  • Rassenongelijkheid
Label
Notes of a racial caste baby : color blindness and the end of affirmative action, Bryan K. Fair
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
35209268
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 211 pages
Isbn
9780814726518
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
96025394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)35209268
Label
Notes of a racial caste baby : color blindness and the end of affirmative action, Bryan K. Fair
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
35209268
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 211 pages
Isbn
9780814726518
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
96025394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)35209268

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