Publishing with a purpose
Published25 Mar 2020
Page count234 pages
SeriesSociology of Diversity
Dimensions234 x 156 mm
ImprintBristol University Press
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.
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