Author: A. M. Babkina
Publisher: Nova Publishers
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Political Science
Affirmative Action is one of the most controversial issues of our times. Proponents on both sides of the issue claim clear-cut evidence for the rightness of their arguments, yet evidence is hazy at best. This new guide to the literature presents hundreds descriptions of books, reports and articles dealing with all aspects of affirmative action including: race relations; economic aspects, reverse discrimination; preferences; affirmative action programs; public opinion; court decisions; education, and many more. Complete title, author and subject indexes are provided.
The terrorist attacks against U.S. targets on September 11, 2001, and the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, sparked an intense debate about "human rights." According to contributors to this provocative book, the discussion of human rights to date has been far too narrow. They argue that any conversation about human rights in the United States must include equal rights for all residents. Essays examine the historical and intellectual context for the modern debate about human rights, the racial implications of the war on terrorism, the intersection of racial oppression, and the national security state. Others look at the Pinkerton detective agency as a forerunner of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the role of Africa in post–World War II American attempts at empire-building, and the role of immigration as a human rights issue.
Author: David Boonin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2011-11-14
In this book, philosopher David Boonin attempts to answer the moral questions raised by five important and widely contested racial practices: slave reparations, affirmative action, hate speech restrictions, hate crime laws and racial profiling. Arguing from premises that virtually everyone on both sides of the debates over these issues already accepts, Boonin arrives at an unusual and unorthodox set of conclusions, one that is neither liberal nor conservative, color conscious nor color blind. Defended with the rigor that has characterized his previous work but written in a more widely accessible style, this provocative and important new book is sure to spark controversy and should be of interest to philosophers, legal theorists and anyone interested in trying to resolve the debate over these important and divisive issues.
As higher education leaders seek to build and sustain a diverse workforce, the impact of subtle behavioral and organizational barriers hindering the success of women and minority faculty and administrators has been overlooked and is largely unrecognized. Written from a practitioners standpoint, this book is designed to help campus leaders detect and address the informal and formal barriers that still inhibit the hiring, promotion, and retention of women and minorities. It presents a cross-disciplinary framework for understanding the impact of contemporary forms of subtle discrimination, including emerging research on the psychosocial stresses on minorities and women. This award-winning issue examines the paradox of affirmative action efforts that have not been successful in altering institutional demographics over the last quarter century and explores the relationship between affirmative action and diversity. The monograph proposes a progressive model for inclusion based on the dynamic conceptual model of reciprocal empowerment. From a practical perspective, the monograph discusses current best practices in the field of diversity strategic planning and assessment using examples drawn from public research universities to create a systemic and systematic approach toward diversity and inclusion. For institutions seeking to improve their diversity initiatives, this book is definitely a step in the right direction. An outstanding report from the ASHE series, and it is the winner of this year's Kathryn G. Hansen Publication Award from the College and University Professional Association in recognition of its significant contribution in the field of human resource administration. This is the first issue in the 33rd volume of the Jossey-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph in the series is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education problem, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.
"Every scholar of color has a story about reappointment, tenure, or promotion that involves an issue of race. The academy may have a reputation for seeking diversity in its professoriate, but reports from faculty of color around the country make clear that departments and administrators engage in practices that range from unintentional to malignant discrimination. Stories abound of scholars--despite impressive records of publication, superlative teaching evaluations, and exemplary service to their universities--struggling on the tenure track. These stories, however, are rarely shared for public consumption. Written/unwritten reveals that faculty often face two sets of rules when applying for reappointment, tenure, and promotion: those made explicit in handbooks and faculty orientations or determined by union contracts and those that operate beneath the surface"--