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Affirmative Action & Racial Equality

Affirmative Action & Racial Equality - Is it naïve Is...

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P SY 350I—P SYCHOLOGY AND C URRENT S OCIAL I SSUES D R . N URIA G IRALT S PRING 2009 DOES AFFIRMATIVE ACTION ADVANCE RACIAL EQUALITY? Does affirmative action: penalize innocent people? result in unqualified appointments? end up harming Blacks? Numerical goals vs. racial quotas Affirmative action offices vs. Equity offices Racial preferences vs. diversity multiculturalism Regents of the University of California v. Allan Bakke (1978) Gratz v. Bollinger (2003) Grutter v. Bollinger (2003) Wygant v. Jackson Board of Education (1986) Is race color-blindness an attainable goal?
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Unformatted text preview: Is it naïve? Is it necessary for “getting beyond race”? Are we close enough to being a color-blind society that we don’t have to be concerned with color-consciousness? What do you think of this quote, “Indeed, if we stick to the uncorrupted concept of civil rights, we can safely say that the civil rights struggle for blacks is over and won”? (pg. 165) How does the zero-sum game apply to affirmative action? 87752cfed5cc43980f0e047596e309a125d78d78.doc...
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