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Affirmative action is dead : long live affirmative action

Author: Faye J Crosby
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2004.
Series: Current perspectives in psychology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Affirmative action is a much-debated policy, in employment as well as in education, in the Supreme Court as well as on the street. Yet as this book clearly shows, affirmative action is both sensible and effective, differing little from many other government programs that evoke no controversy. Why don't Americans wholeheartedly support affirmative action?" "This book answers this important question. It examines  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Faye J Crosby
ISBN: 0300101295 9780300101294
OCLC Number: 52937552
Description: xii, 331 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The nature of the beast --
Reverse discrimination? --
Semantics versus substance --
Effectiveness --
Does the medicine kill the patient? --
The ugly underbelly --
Conclusions and speculations.
Series Title: Current perspectives in psychology.
Responsibility: Faye J. Crosby.
Local System Bib Number:
278487

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Faye Crosby examines the issues surrounding affirmative action programmes in America, including the public perceptions of these programmes. She considers different sociological arguments to explain  Read more...
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"This is a well argued, well written book that will be of interest and helpful to both experts and novices. It fills an important niche." Robin Stryker, University of Minnesota"

 
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