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Reflections of an affirmative action baby, Stephen L. Carter

Label
Reflections of an affirmative action baby
Title
Reflections of an affirmative action baby
Statement of responsibility
Stephen L. Carter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In a climate where whites who criticize affirmative action risk being termed racist and blacks who do the same risk charges of treason and self hatred, a frank and open discussion of racial preference is difficult to achieve. But, in the first book on racial preference written from personal experience, Reflections of an Affirmative Action Baby, Stephen L. Carter, Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University and self-described beneficiary (and, at times, victim) of affirmative action, does it.Using his own story of success and frustration as "an affirmative action baby" as a point of departure, Carter, who has risen to the top of his profession, provides an incisive analysis of one of the most incendiary topics of our day--as well as an honest critique of the pressures on black professionals and intellectuals to conform to the "politically correct" way of being black.Affirmative action as it is practiced today not only does little to promote racial equality, Carter argues, but also allows the nation to escape rather cheaply from its moral obligation to undo the legacy of slavery. Affirmative action, particularly in hiring often reinforces racist stereotypes by promoting the idea that the black professional cannot aspire to anything more than being "the best black." Has the time come to abandon these programs? No--but affirmative action must return to its simpler roots, Carter argues: to provide educational opportunities for those who might not otherwise have them. Then the beneficiaries should demand to be held to the same standards as anyone else
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carter, Stephen L.
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HF5549.5.A34
  • KF4755.5
LC item number
  • C37 1991
  • .C37 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Carter, Stephen L
  • Carter, Stephen L
  • Affirmative action programs
  • African Americans
  • Minorities
  • Affirmative action programs
  • African Americans
  • Minorities
  • Avocats
  • Discrimination raciale
  • Discrimination raciale
  • Noirs américains
  • Minorités
  • Programmes d'action positive
  • Rassendiskriminierung
  • Rassendiskriminierung
  • United States
  • USA
  • USA
Label
Reflections of an affirmative action baby, Stephen L. Carter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: On being a Black intellectual -- Part I: On being an affirmative action baby. Racial preferences? So what? ; The representatives of the people ; The best Black ; Racial justice on the cheap -- Part II: On being a Black dissenter. Silencing dissent ; On contenting oneself with silence ; Why "Black conservative" is pejorative ; Silencing doubt -- Part III: On solidarity and reconciliation. The special perspective ; Special but equal ; Racial solidarity and the Black intellectual
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780465068692
Lccn
91070054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)23767352
Label
Reflections of an affirmative action baby, Stephen L. Carter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: On being a Black intellectual -- Part I: On being an affirmative action baby. Racial preferences? So what? ; The representatives of the people ; The best Black ; Racial justice on the cheap -- Part II: On being a Black dissenter. Silencing dissent ; On contenting oneself with silence ; Why "Black conservative" is pejorative ; Silencing doubt -- Part III: On solidarity and reconciliation. The special perspective ; Special but equal ; Racial solidarity and the Black intellectual
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780465068692
Lccn
91070054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)23767352

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