Affirmative Action in Antidiscrimination Law and Policy: An by William M. Leiter

Affirmative Action in Antidiscrimination Law and Policy: An by William M. Leiter

By William M. Leiter

Affirmative motion has been and is still the flashpoint of America’s civil rights schedule. but whereas the affirmative motion literature is voluminous, no finished account of its significant felony and public coverage dimensions exists. Samuel and William M. Leiter learn the starting place and development of affirmative motion, its effect on American society, its present nation, and its destiny anti-discrimination function, if any. educated via a number of varied disciplines-law, heritage, economics, sociology, political technological know-how, city experiences, and criminology-the textual content combines the correct criminal fabrics with research and remark from numerous specialists. This even-handed presentation of the topic of affirmative motion is certain to be a necessary relief to these trying to comprehend the issue’s many complexities.

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Freedom for African Americans therefore was subject to many more obstacles than . . for other population subgroups. . 81 32 Affirmative Action in Antidiscrimination Law and Policy In chapter 3, we will show that the original formulation of employment affirmative action policy was predicated on the disproportionate effects of white supremacy on the black population. The Women’s Movement: The First and Second “Waves” It is a truism to note that minority and nonminority women have also been subjugated by unique disparate-impact limitations.

S. businesses and private voluntary organizations, historically black colleges and universities, and higher educational institutions with more that 40 percent Hispanic student enrollment. . Federal Procurement Policies and Practices . . Throughout the federal government, several programs seek to increase procurement and contracting with minority- and women-owned businesses. The largest of these efforts are government-wide programs overseen by the [Small Business Administration] SBA; this overall effort is supplemented in some cases by agency-specific initiatives.

All Asians are to be excluded save for the Chinese descended from the pre-1923 immigration. In five years, members of families with more than an annual $75,000 income (in 1997 dollars) would no longer qualify. ”133 Among the significant issues in this proposal left unaddressed by Patterson are the following: What is the justification for restricting the antipoverty program to Native Americans to the presumed exclusion of naturalized citizens? Would American Indians qualify? Patterson derides chauvinism,134 but is there not a streak of that attitude in this proposal?

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