When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century Americaby Ira Katznelson
Pub. Date: 08/28/2005
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Katznelson (political science and history, Columbia U.) offers a reexamination of the history of affirmative action in the U.S., from the early days of the New Deal and the Social Security Act, to the GI Bill and civil rights legislation under President Lyndon Johnson. Katznelson argues that the public policies of the federal government during the 1930s and 1940s shaped affirmative action to the benefit of whites under the aegis of the South in Congress, and that despite subsequent legislation of the 1960s and modern affirmative action, there still exists a "deep, even chronic dispossession that continues to afflict a large percentage of black America." Academic, but accessible to the general reader. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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