The Resource Notes of a racial caste baby : color blindness and the end of affirmative action, Bryan K. Fair

Notes of a racial caste baby : color blindness and the end of affirmative action, Bryan K. Fair

Label
Notes of a racial caste baby : color blindness and the end of affirmative action
Title
Notes of a racial caste baby
Title remainder
color blindness and the end of affirmative action
Statement of responsibility
Bryan K. Fair
Title variation
Racial caste baby
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Constitution of the United States, writes Bryan Fair, was a series of compromises between white male propertyholders: Southern planters and Northern merchants. At the heart of their deals was a clear race-conscious intent to place the interests of whites above those of blacks. In this provocative and important book, Fair, the eighth of ten children born to a single mother on public assistance in an Ohio ghetto, combines two histories--America's and his own- -to offer a compelling defense of affirmative action. How can it be, Fair asks, that, after hundreds of years of racial apartheid during which whites were granted 100% quotas to almost all professions, we have now convinced ourselves that, after a few decades of remedial affirmative action, the playing field is now level? Centuries of racial caste, he argues, cannot be swept aside in a few short years. Fair ambitiously surveys the most common arguments for and against affirmative action. He argues that we must distinguish between America in the pre-Civil Rights Movement era--when the law of the land was explicitly anti-black--and today's affirmative action policies--which are decidedly not anti-white. He concludes that the only just and effective way in which to account for America's racial past and to negotiate current racial quagmires is to embrace a remedial affirmative action that relies neither on quotas nor fiery rhetoric, but one which takes race into account alongside other pertinent factors. Championing the model of diversity on which the United States was purportedly founded, Fair serves up a personal and persuasive account of why race-conscious policies are the most effective way to end de facto segregation and eliminate racial caste
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fair, Bryan K.
Dewey number
331.13/3/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5549.5.A34
LC item number
F336 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Critical America
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  • Affirmative action programs
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Affirmative action programs
  • United States
  • Prejudice
  • Social Justice
  • Public Policy
  • Employment
Label
Notes of a racial caste baby : color blindness and the end of affirmative action, Bryan K. Fair
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https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1316
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-208) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; CONTENTS; A NOTE TO THE READER; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; PREFACE: TELLING STORIES; RECASTING REMEDIES AS DISEASES; COLOR-BLIND JUSTICE; THE DESIGN OF THIS BOOK; PART ONE A PERSONAL NARRATIVE; NOT WHITE ENOUGH; DEE; BLACK COLUMBUS; RACIAL POVERTY; MAN-CHILD; COLORED MATTERS; CODED SCHOOLS; BUSING; GOING HOME; EQUAL OPPORTUNITY; THE CHARACTER OF COLOR; DIVERSITY AS ONE FACTOR; THE DECEPTION OF COLOR BLINDNESS; PART TWO WHITE PRIVILEGE AND BLACK DESPAIR: THE ORIGINS OF RACIAL CASTE IN AMERICA; THE DECLARATION OF INFERIORITY; MARGINAL AMERICANS
  • Inventing american slaverythe road to constitutional caste; losing second-class citizenship; reconstruction and sacrifice; separate and unequal; the color line; critiquing color blindness; part three the constitutionality of remedial affirmative action; the origins of remedial affirmative action; the court of last resort; the invention of reverse discrimination; the politics of affirmative action: myth or reality?; racial realism; eliminating caste; afterword; notes; index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 211 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814727980
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt8jxcwd
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42854096
  • (OCoLC)ocm42854096
Label
Notes of a racial caste baby : color blindness and the end of affirmative action, Bryan K. Fair
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1316
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-208) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; CONTENTS; A NOTE TO THE READER; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; PREFACE: TELLING STORIES; RECASTING REMEDIES AS DISEASES; COLOR-BLIND JUSTICE; THE DESIGN OF THIS BOOK; PART ONE A PERSONAL NARRATIVE; NOT WHITE ENOUGH; DEE; BLACK COLUMBUS; RACIAL POVERTY; MAN-CHILD; COLORED MATTERS; CODED SCHOOLS; BUSING; GOING HOME; EQUAL OPPORTUNITY; THE CHARACTER OF COLOR; DIVERSITY AS ONE FACTOR; THE DECEPTION OF COLOR BLINDNESS; PART TWO WHITE PRIVILEGE AND BLACK DESPAIR: THE ORIGINS OF RACIAL CASTE IN AMERICA; THE DECLARATION OF INFERIORITY; MARGINAL AMERICANS
  • Inventing american slaverythe road to constitutional caste; losing second-class citizenship; reconstruction and sacrifice; separate and unequal; the color line; critiquing color blindness; part three the constitutionality of remedial affirmative action; the origins of remedial affirmative action; the court of last resort; the invention of reverse discrimination; the politics of affirmative action: myth or reality?; racial realism; eliminating caste; afterword; notes; index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 211 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814727980
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt8jxcwd
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42854096
  • (OCoLC)ocm42854096

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