The minority rights revolution /
"Though protest and lobbying played a role in bringing about new laws and regulations - touching everything from wheelchair access to women's athletics to bilingual education - what Skrentny describes was not primarily a bottom-up story of radical confrontation. Rather, elites often led th...
Cambridge, Mass. :
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press,
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Table of Contents:
- 1. Introduction: How war and the Black civil rights movement changed America
- 2. "This is war and this is a war measure": racial equality becomes national security
- 3. National security and equal rights: limits and qualifications
- 4. "We were advancing the really revolutionary view of discrimination": designating official minorities for affirmative action in employment
- 5. "In view of the existence of the other significant minorities: the expansion of affirmative action for minority capitalists
- 6. "Race is a very relevant personal characteristic: affirmative admissions, diversity, and the Supreme Court
- 7. "Learn, amigo, learn": bilingual education and language rights in the schools
- 8. "I agree with you about the inherent absurdity: Title IX and women's equality in education
- 9. White males and the limits of the minority rights revolution: the disabled, white ethnics, and gays
- 10. Conclusion: The rare American epiphany.