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Protesting affirmative action : the struggle over equality after the civil rights revolution

Author: Dennis Deslippe
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
Series: Reconfiguring American political history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A lightening rod for liberal and conservative opposition alike, affirmative action has proved one of the more divisive issues in the United States over the past five decades. Dennis Deslippe here offers a thoughtful study of early opposition to the nation's race- and gender-sensitive hiring and promotion programs in higher education and the workplace. This story begins more than fifteen years before the 1978  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Deslippe, Dennis.
Protesting affirmative action.
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011019911
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Deslippe
ISBN: 9781421404318 1421404311
OCLC Number: 823655159
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 282 pages).
Contents: "The best affirmative action program is creating jobs for everyone" : organized labor responds to affirmative action, 1960-74 --
"This strange madness" : the origins of opposition to higher education : affirmative action, 1968-72 --
"The issue is getting hotter" : the struggle over higher education --
Affirmative action policy in the early 1970s --
"Treat him as a decent American!" : DeFunis v. Odegaard (1974) and --
Color-blindness in the courtroom --
"Do whites have rights?" : white Detroit policemen and "reverse discrimination" protests in the mid-late 1970s --
"The fight for true non-discrimination" : politics and anti-affirmative action before Bakke --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Reconfiguring American political history.
Responsibility: Dennis Deslippe.

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In studying this phenomenon, Deslippe deepens our understanding of American democracy and neoconservatism in the late twentieth century and shows how the liberals' often contradictory positions of  Read more...
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A welcome examination of affirmative action opposition in the often-overlooked period before Bakke. * Choice * Deslippe's treatment of labor's resistance in particular is balanced, detailed, and Read more...

 
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