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The Death of Affirmative Action?

Racialized Framing and the Fight Against Racial Preference in College Admissions

By J. Scott Carter and Cameron Lippard

Published

25 Mar 2020

Page count

234 pages

Series

Sociology of Diversity

ISBN

978-1529201116

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

25 Mar 2020

Page count

234 pages

Series

Sociology of Diversity

ISBN

978-1529201147

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

25 Mar 2020

Page count

234 pages

Series

Sociology of Diversity

ISBN

978-1529201147

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
The Death of Affirmative Action?

Affirmative action in US college admissions has inspired fierce debate as well as several US Supreme Court cases. In this significant study, leading US professors J. Scott Carter and Cameron D. Lippard provide an in-depth examination of the issue using sociological, policy and legal perspectives to frame both pro- and anti-affirmative action arguments, within past and present Supreme Court cases.

With affirmative action policy under constant attack, this is a crucial book that not only explains the state of this policy but also further deconstructs the state of race and racism in American society today.

"This is essential reading for all who wish to understand the debate surrounding affirmative action and the more general state of race in the U.S. today." Mamadi Corra, East Carolina University

"Carter and Lippard show a sophisticated structural understanding of white attitudes on race without losing sight of the significance of deliberate political action by determined opponents of affirmative action." Lee Cokorinos, Democracy Strategies

J. Scott Carter is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Central Florida. His research interests encompass several areas, including race and politics, racial attitudes, racial inequality in education, and Southern and urban place.

Cameron D. Lippard is an Professor and Chair of Sociology at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. His primary research agenda examines the social integration of Latino immigrants into the American South, as well as examining how individuals and people use color-blind language to justify racist actions and policies within various American institutions.

Introduction

Affirmative Action and Higher Education

Race, the Affirmative Action Debate, Education, and Past Court Cases

Who is Fighting the Fight

Case Study 1: The Gratz/Grutter Supreme Court Cases against the University of Michigan

Case Study 2: The Fisher Supreme Court Cases against the University of Texas at Austin

Conclusions