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...

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Main Author: Skrentny, John David
Format: Book
Published: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2002.
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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.