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The Affirmative Action Debate,9780415938662

The Affirmative Action Debate

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Edition: 2nd
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 7/5/2002
Publisher(s): Routledge
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Affirmative action has been a divisive issue in the United States for close to thirty years. The controversy is alive today and the debate has intensified. This newly updated, highly readable collection provides an essential guide to the full range of arguments surrounding contemporary discussion of affirmative action making it a useful tool for students and general readers alike. Comprising nearly three decades of writing on the subject, the book follows the debate from early foundational articles to the most up-to-date opinions, and covers all the important stops in between.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Individuals, Groups, and Discrimination
Discrimination and Morally Relevant Characteristicsp. 3
Inverse Discriminationp. 5
Reparations to Wronged Groupsp. 8
Reverse Discrimination and Compensatory Justicep. 11
Reverse Discriminationp. 17
Should Reparations Be to Individuals or to Groups?p. 20
Reparations to Individuals or Groups?p. 27
What's Wrong with Discrimination?p. 30
Justice and Compensation
Preferential Hiringp. 35
Preferential Hiring: A Reply to Judith Jarvis Thomsonp. 51
Justifying Reverse Discrimination in Employmentp. 58
Preferential Hiring and Compensationp. 68
Compensatory Justice: The Question of Costsp. 79
The Bakke Case
Who Are Equals?p. 95
Bakke's Case: Are Quotas Unfair?p. 103
What Did Bakke Really Decide?p. 113
Equality, Diversity, and Good Faithp. 124
In Defense of Affirmative Actionp. 145
The Role Model Argument and Faculty Diversityp. 153
Proportional Representation of Women and Minoritiesp. 168
The Meaning of "Merit"p. 176
Does Your "Merit" Depend upon Your Race? A Rejoinder to Bowen and Bokp. 183
Diversityp. 190
Preference or Impartiality?
In Favor of Affirmative Actionp. 209
Reverse Discriminationp. 224
About the Authorsp. 231
Bibliographical Notep. 233
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