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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

216 pages

Series

Sociology of Diversity

ISBN

978-1529201116

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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Published

25 Mar 2020

Page count

216 pages

Series

Sociology of Diversity

ISBN

978-1529201147

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
£26.99 £21.59You save £5.40 (20%)
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    Affirmative action in US college admissions have inspired fierce debate and 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 an urgent addition not only to explain the state of this policy but also to further deconstruct the current state of race and racism in American society.

    Dr. 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: Gratz/Grutter

    Case Study: Fisher

    Conclusions