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by John D. Skrentny

Category: Politics and Government
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Author: John D. Skrentny
ISBN: 0226761789
ISBN13: 978-0226761787
Language: English
Publisher: University of Chicago Press; 1 edition (May 1996)
Pages: 312
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers Most of those who debate affirmative action, notes University of Pennsylvania sociologist Skrentny, don't examine how the issue emerged.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Affirmative action has been fiercely debated for more than a quarter of a century, producing much partisan literature. Most of those who debate affirmative action, notes University of Pennsylvania sociologist Skrentny, don't examine how the issue emerged. Thus, his textured, lucid explication of a complex controversy is a vital contribution to American political discourse. The Right proclaims color blindness; however, its members condone other preferential policies, such as those for veterans.

But John David Skrentny in The Ironies of Affirmative Action attempts to use a deeper irony in defense of. .

But John David Skrentny in The Ironies of Affirmative Action attempts to use a deeper irony in defense of affirmative action. It is a lively, original, and provocative effort, but ultimately unconvincing. Skrentny proposes a deeper irony in that "the seeds of affirmative action were contained in the color-blind model" (p. 15). Affirmative action came about because it was the only means of assuring that equal racial group outcomes resulted from equality of opportunity-an expectation, he argues, which was present in fair employment thinking from the outset.

Start by marking The Ironies of Affirmative Action: Politics, Culture . This books takes the pulse of late 20th century America like no other I have read

Start by marking The Ironies of Affirmative Action: Politics, Culture, and Justice in America as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. The principle irony of affirmative action is that no political faction was pushing for it. Color blindness is what the civil rights movement was about - the desire to treat all people the same regardless of race, yet affirmative action is reverse discrimination. But America in the 1960's and 70's was in an uproar with the cities subject to rioting. This books takes the pulse of late 20th century America like no other I have read. It's the work of a dedicated scholar who leaves no aspect of his subject unexamined.

John David Skrentny1 de diciembre de 2018. Analyzing both the resistance from the Right and the support from the Left, Skrentny brings to light the unique moral culture that has shaped the affirmative action debate, allowing for starkly different policies for different citizens. University of Chicago Press. He also shows, through an analysis of historical documents and court rulings, the complex and intriguing political circumstances which gave rise to these controversial policies.

Skrentny, John David. Affirmative action programs. Chicago : University of Chicago Press. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china.

Affirmative action has been fiercely debated for more than a quarter of a century, producing much . With its focus on the historical and cultural context of policy elites, The Ironies of Affirmative Action challenges dominant views of policymaking and politics.

Affirmative action has been fiercely debated for more than a quarter of a century, producing much partisan literature, but little serious scholarship and almost nothing on its cultural and political origins.

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University of Chicago Press. Morality and society. 0226761770, 0226761789. 0226761770,0226761789,0226761770,0226761789. This item appears on. List: V13335 - Life During Wartime: Crisis, Decline, and Transformation in 1970s America.

Personal Name: Skrentny, John David. Title: Morality and society. Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. -293) and index. Publication, Distribution, et. Chicago Title: Morality and society. Rubrics: Affirmative action programs United States. by Charlotte Templin. ISBN: 0700607080 (cloth : alk. paper) Author: Templin, Charlotte. Publication & Distribution: Lawrence, Ka.University Press of Kansas, (c)1995. Author: Jong, Erica Criticism and interpretation History.

In a further irony, affirmative action was eventually institutionalized as government policy by President Richard Nixon for the cynical political purpose of splitting the black-union Democratic coalition. The final irony, Skrentny writes, is that much support for affirmative action was motivated by fear that the Soviet Union would use demonstrable discrimination against blacks as a propaganda tool. The end of the Cold War, he argues, helps explain why affirmative action now appears so vulnerable. THE IRONIES OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: Politics, Culture, and Justice in America". By. Get weekly book recommendations

Affirmative action has been fiercely debated for more than a quarter of a century, producing much partisan literature, but little serious scholarship and almost nothing on its cultural and political origins. The Ironies of Affirmative Action is the first book-length, comprehensive, historical account of the development of affirmative action.Analyzing both the resistance from the Right and the support from the Left, Skrentny brings to light the unique moral culture that has shaped the affirmative action debate, allowing for starkly different policies for different citizens. He also shows, through an analysis of historical documents and court rulings, the complex and intriguing political circumstances which gave rise to these controversial policies.By exploring the mystery of how it took less than five years for a color-blind policy to give way to one that explicitly took race into account, Skrentny uncovers and explains surprising ironies: that affirmative action was largely created by white males and initially championed during the Nixon administration; that many civil rights leaders at first avoided advocacy of racial preferences; and that though originally a political taboo, almost no one resisted affirmative action. With its focus on the historical and cultural context of policy elites, The Ironies of Affirmative Action challenges dominant views of policymaking and politics.
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John David Skrentny has written a profound and deeply enlightening look at the development of affirmative action. His examination of the co-option of the race and quota issues by the right wing in the early 1970's is a must read for any student of history, politics, and American culture. A gifted and highly readable author, Mr. Skrentny takes the reader on a cook's tour of the social and political development of affirmative action. An excellent compoanion volume to Hugh Graham's civil rights work. Highly recommended.
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