The Resource Affirmative action, by Peter Katel, (electronic resource)

Affirmative action, by Peter Katel, (electronic resource)

Label
Affirmative action
Title
Affirmative action
Statement of responsibility
by Peter Katel
Title variation
Is it time to end racial preferences?
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Since the 1970s, affirmative action has played a key role in helping minorities get ahead. But many Americans say school and job candidates should be chosen on merit, not race. This November, ballot initiatives in Colorado and Nebraska would eliminate race as a selection criterion for job or school candidates but would allow preferences for those trying to struggle out of poverty, regardless of their race. It's an approach endorsed by foes of racial affirmative action. Big states, meanwhile, including California and Texas, are still struggling to reconcile restrictions on the use of race in college admissions designed to promote diversity. Progress toward that goal has been slowed by a major obstacle: Affirmative action hasn't lessened the stunning racial disparities in academic performance plaguing elementary and high school education. Still, the once open hostility to affirmative action of decades ago has faded. Even some race-preference critics don't want to eliminate it entirely but seek ways to keep diversity without eroding admission and hiring standards
Member of
Additional physical form
Also available in print.
Cataloging source
CQPDC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • CQ researcher
  • CQ researcher
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Katel, Peter
Dewey number
331.13/30973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HF5549.5.A34
LC item number
K38 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
CQ researcher
Series volume
v. 18, no. 36
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Affirmative action programs
  • Diversity in the workplace
  • Affirmative action programs in education
Label
Affirmative action, by Peter Katel, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from caption (viewed on Dec. 19, 2008)
  • "October 17, 2008."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
289019470
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)289019470
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Affirmative action, by Peter Katel, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from caption (viewed on Dec. 19, 2008)
  • "October 17, 2008."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
289019470
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)289019470
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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