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Affirmative action and equal protection

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution.

Affirmative action and equal protection

hearings before the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-seventh Congress, first session, on S.J. Res. 41 ... May 4, June 11, 18, and July 16, 1981.

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Affirmative action programs -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
    • Equality before the law -- United States.

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF26 .J8359 1981i
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 1414 p. :
      Number of Pages1414
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2816996M
      LC Control Number83601830

      Get this from a library! Affirmative action and equal protection: hearings before the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-seventh Congress, first session, on S.J. Res. 41 May 4, J 18, and J [United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. In its tumultuous year history, affirmative action has been both praised and pilloried as an answer to racial inequality. The term "affirmative action" was first introduced by President Kennedy in as a method of redressing discrimination that had persisted in spite of civil rights laws and constitutional guarantees. It was developed and enforced for the first time by .

      Affirmative action is a policy that directly or indirectly awards jobs, promotions, and other resources to individuals on the basis of membership in a protected group in order to compensate those groups for past discrimination. Through affirmative action, police departments have taken positive steps to correct past racial and sexual discrimination. Such action helps achieve the ultimate goal of the Equal Protection Clause: “to do away with all governmentally imposed discrimination.” The voters of every state that has a ballot referendum or initiative process should follow suit and consider passing a state constitutional ban on discrimination by state and local governments.

      Summary In , the Texas legislature determined that the top ten percent of graduates from all of the state’s public high schools would automatically be admitted to Texas state universities. Sending the top ten percent of students from each school allowed for more diversity in higher education because individual high schools tend to be racially [ ].   Indeed, in the pivotal affirmative action court cases that have challenged various remedial strategies over the last half-century—all well documented and expertly contextualized in The Affirmative Action Puzzle—both Title VII and the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment have been repeatedly invoked to protect white Americans.


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