Affirmative Action's Testament of Hope: Strategies for a New Era in Higher Education

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Focuses on affirmative action and its impact on colleges and universities since its inception in 1965. Suggests different perspectives on and approaches to affirmative action and offers and presents various voices on the impact and philosophical implications of affirmative action.

As we stand at the threshold of the next century, this book begins to confront the question: how can affirmative action be constructed for the twenty-first century to protect those discriminated against at our colleges and universities? From admitting students to hiring faculty, administrators, and staff, to making tenure decisions, affirmative action has made an indelible imprint on the university environment. Over thirty years have passed since the implementation of Title VII in 1965, and questions, issues, and challenges are continually brought to the forefront. This book considers the impact of affirmative action in higher education, thereby addressing these important concerns.

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Reviews the impact of affirmative action in higher education since its beginning in 1965 in order to respond to the questions, confront the issues, and identify the challenges facing the program 30 years later. The 10 contributions include discussions of the current status, a historical perspective, reconciling college access and the affirmative action debate, women's perspectives, expanding to include sexual minorities, the Hopwood case, and faculty diversity. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791434130
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1997
  • Pages: 277
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 The State of Affirmative Action at the Threshold of a New Millennium 1
2 Affirmative Action in Historical Perspective 19
3 There is Much More To Do 47
4 Affirmative Action: A Path Towards Enlightenment 75
5 Reconciling College Access and the Affirmative Action Debate 105
6 Faculty Diversity and Affirmative Action 131
7 Affirmative Action and Beyond: The Woman's Perspective 149
8 Toward a More Inclusive Vision of Affirmative Action: Improving Campus Environments for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People 181
9 Strict Scrutiny: The Law and Its Special Favorites 205
10 The Hopwood Case: What It Says and What It Doesn't 227
Conclusions: Strategies for a New Era 249
List of Contributors 263
Index 267
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