Ending Affirmative Action: The Case for Colorblind Justice

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In the 1960s, we resolved as a nation never to judge people by the color of their skin. But today, race-based public policy has once again become the norm, this time under the banner of affirmative action. How, asks Terry Eastland, did such a turnabout take place, and how can we restore colorblind law in America today? In this compelling and powerful book, Eastland lays bare the absurdities and injustices of affirmative action, and presents the strongest case to date for doing away with race-based and ...
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Overview

In the 1960s, we resolved as a nation never to judge people by the color of their skin. But today, race-based public policy has once again become the norm, this time under the banner of affirmative action. How, asks Terry Eastland, did such a turnabout take place, and how can we restore colorblind law in America today? In this compelling and powerful book, Eastland lays bare the absurdities and injustices of affirmative action, and presents the strongest case to date for doing away with race-based and gender-based preferences-- a ringing call for all Americans to reclaim our nation's shared values of equal protection under the law, without reference to race, color, creed, gender, or national origin.
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Editorial Reviews

Wall Street Journal
Eastland calmly demolishes the fallacies, deceptions, and euphemisms that underlie the protean rationales for affirmative action.
Wall Street Journal
Eastland calmly demolishes the fallacies, deceptions, and euphemisms that underlie the protean rationales for affirmative action.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780465013890
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 3/20/1997
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 240
  • Lexile: 1510L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.58 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author


Terry Eastland is editor of Forbes MediaCritic and a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C. He lives in McLean, Virginia.
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Table of Contents

1 By Any Other Name 1
2 The Fight for Colorblind Law 21
3 Shackled Runners: The Rise of Affirmative Action 39
4 Remediation and Diversity: Affirmative Action in Higher Education 65
5 Counting and Norming: Affirmative Action in the Workplace 92
6 Stacking the Deck: Affirmative Action in Contracting 117
7 The Immigration Factor 143
8 The Ground Shifts 159
9 Ending Affirmative Action 195
Notes 205
Acknowledgments 219
Index 221
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