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The Death of Affirmative Action?Racialized Framing and the Fight Against Racial Preference in College Admissions$
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J. Scott Carter and Cameron Lippard

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781529201116

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781529201116.001.0001

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Affirmative Action and Higher Education

Affirmative Action and Higher Education

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The Death of Affirmative Action?

J. Scott Carter

Cameron D. Lippard

Policy Press

This chapter discusses the ever-evolving role of race in politics in the history of the US. How the government handled racial and other discrimination has not always been effective. It was not until the 1960s that the US government attempted to make a concrete effort to minimize racial discrimination, which of course effected enrollment at elite US colleges and universities. This chapter then goes onto to discuss the deep ideological divide over affirmative action that exists in the country and provides public opinion data on where whites stand with the subject. This chapter demonstrates that indeed affirmative action is a controversial subject that receives little support from whites.

Keywords:   Plessy v. Ferguson, President John F. Kennedy, Executive Order 10925, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Higher Education, Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell, Affirmative Action, Holistic Approach’ Gratz and Grutter v. Bollinger, University of Michigan

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