Hailed at the time of its original publication as a thorough and balanced debate of one of America's most vexing political issues, Affirmative Action employs a pro and con format to provide a concise introduction to this divisive debate. In a new, substantive introduction, Richard F. Tomasson offers a short history of the affirmative action debate and addresses new developments since the book's original appearance.
Richard F. Tomasson is professor emeritus of sociology at the University of New Mexico and author of Social Security: The First Half Century. Faye J. Crosby is professor of psychology at Smith College and author of Juggling: The Unexpected Advantages of Balancing Career and Home for Women and Their Families. Sharon D. Herzberger is professor of psychology at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and author of Violence Within the Family: Social Psychological Perspectives.
Chapter 1 Preface Part 2 For Affirmative Action Chapter 3 The Issues Chapter 4 Defining Affirmative Action Chapter 5 Underlying Issue of Need Chapter 6 Fairness and Affirmative Action Chapter 7 The Effectiveness of Affirmative Action Chapter 8 Making Affirmative Action Work Chapter 9 The Promise of Affirmative Action Chapter 10 Notes Chapter 11 References Part 12 Against Affirmative Action Chapter 13 Section One: Affirmative Action: An Idea Whose Time Has Passed (And Perhaps Never Was) Chapter 14 Prologue Chapter 15 The Origins of Affirmative Action Chapter 16 The Varieties of Affirmative Action Chapter 17 Affirmative Action's High-Water Mark:Johnson v. Santa Clara County (1987) Chapter 18 The Lowering of the Tide: Affirmative Action after Johnson Chapter 19 Section Two: The Insuperable Problems of Affirmative Action Chapter 20 Introduction Chapter 21 Affirmative Action for Whome? Chapter 22 Affirmative Action in Education Chapter 23 Group Differences Don't Go Away Chapter 24 Affirmative Action for Blacks? Hispanics? Women? the Disadvantaged? Chapter 25 The People and Affirmative Action Chapter 26 Appendix One Chapter 27 Appendix Two Chapter 28 Notes Chapter 29 References Chapter 30 Index