Affirmative Action in Antidiscrimination Law and Policy: An by William M. Leiter

By William M. Leiter

Affirmative motion has been and is still the flashpoint of America’s civil rights time table. but whereas the affirmative motion literature is voluminous, no accomplished account of its significant felony and public coverage dimensions exists. Samuel and William M. Leiter research the beginning and progress of affirmative motion, its effect on American society, its present nation, and its destiny anti-discrimination function, if any. expert via numerous assorted disciplines-law, background, economics, sociology, political technological know-how, city reports, and criminology-the textual content combines the appropriate felony fabrics with research and remark from numerous specialists. This even-handed presentation of the topic of affirmative motion is certain to be a necessary reduction to these trying to comprehend the issue’s many complexities.

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The goal for women was added in the 1994 procurement reform legislation, the Federal Acquisition and Simplification Act. Racial minorities are presumed to be “socially disadvantaged” for purposes of the government-wide SDB program, mirroring the statutory presumption in the SBA’s § 8(a) program described below. . ] The SBA consults with each agency to set annual agency-level goals to ensure progress toward the overall goal. ) The goals are themselves flexible, and hence relatively non-controversial.

The goal for women was added in the 1994 procurement reform legislation, the Federal Acquisition and Simplification Act. Racial minorities are presumed to be “socially disadvantaged” for purposes of the government-wide SDB program, mirroring the statutory presumption in the SBA’s § 8(a) program described below. . ] The SBA consults with each agency to set annual agency-level goals to ensure progress toward the overall goal. ) The goals are themselves flexible, and hence relatively non-controversial.

This contention cannot be dismissed out of hand. In casting doubt on the validity of group-eligibility now available to many recently arrived immigrants,117 L/S express widespread concern over this form of overinclusiveness. No less an authority than civil rights historian Professor Hugh Davis Graham shared this concern. He argued that millions of noncitizens can participate in affirmative action, and this operates to disadvantage African Americans whose welfare was the original purpose of affirmative action.

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