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A lightning rod for liberal And Conservative Alike Affirmative conservative opposition alike affirmative as proved one of the divisive issues in the United over the past five decades Dennis Deslippe ere offers a thoughtful study of early "opposition to the nation's race and gender sensitive iring and promotion programs in igher education and the workplace "to the nation's race and gender sensitive iring and promotion programs in igher education and the workplace story begins than fifteen years before the 1978 landmark US Supreme Court case Regents of the University of California v Bakke Partisans attacked affirmative action almost immediately after it first appeared in the 1960s Liberals in the opposition movement played an especially significant role While not comple. Protesting Affirmative ActionElworkers New York asbestos andlers St Louis firemen Detroit policemen City University of New York academics and admissions counselors at the University of Washington Law School Through their experiences Deslippe examines the diverse reactions to affirmative action concluding that "workers ad legitimate grievances against its iring and promotion practices In studying this phenomenon Deslippe deepens our understanding of "had legitimate grievances against its iring and promotion practices In studying this phenomenon Deslippe deepens our understanding of democracy and neoconservatism in the late century and shows ow the liberals' often contradictory positions of the 1960s and 1970s the conflicted views "century and shows ow the liberals' often contradictory positions of the 1960s and 1970s reflect the conflicted views affirmative action many Americans still old toda. ,


Tely against the initiative liberal "Opponents Strove For Soft Affirmative "strove for soft affirmative recruitment financial aid remedial programs and against ard affirmative action numerical goals uotas In the process of balancing ideals of race and gender euality with competing notions of colorblindness and meritocracy
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even borrowed language of the civil rights era to make far reaching claims about euality justice and citizenship in their anti affirmative action rhetoric Deslippe traces this conflict through compelling case studies of real people and real jobs He asks "what the introduction of affirmative action meant to "the introduction of affirmative action meant to careers and livelihoods of Seattle ste.

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