Color Lines: Affirmative Action, Immigration, and Civil Rights Options for America

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  • Copyright: 2001-06-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
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A new ethnic order has emerged in the United States. The growing number of Latinos and Asians has rendered the old black-and-white binary obsolete. And yet, political pundits and commentators on both the left and the right continue to overlook the changing face of discrimination and opportunity in today's new multiethnic, multiracial America. With Color Lines, John David Skrentny brings us a collection of essays that reexamines the role of affirmative action and civil rights in light of this important shift in American demographics. The book explores issues of public policy, equal opportunity, diversity, multiculturalism, pathways to better work and higher learning, and attempts in countries outside the United States to protect minority civil rights. Combining perspectives from specialists in fields as diverse as sociology, history, political science, and law, Color Lines is a balanced and broad-ranging guide for anyone interested in civil rights policy and the future of ethnic relations in America. Contributors: Erik Bleich Lawrence D. Bobo Frank Dobbin John Aubrey Douglass Hugh Davis Graham Kyra R. Greene Erin Kelly George R. La Noue Jennifer Lee Michael Lichter Deborah C. Malamud Sunita Parikh John C. Sullivan Thomas J. Sugrue Carol M. Swain Steven M. Teles Roger Waldinger Christine Min Wotipka

Author Biography

John David Skrentny is an associate professor of sociology at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of The Ironies of Affirmative Action: Politics, Culture, and Justice in America, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments vii
List of Contributors
Introduction 1(28)
John David Skrentny
PART I Affirmative Action in Multiethnic America: Policy History and Analysis 29(116)
Breaking Through: The Troubled Origins of Affirmative Action in the Workplace
Thomas J. Sugrue
Affirmative Action for Immigrants? The Unintended Consequences of Reform
Hugh Davis Graham
Deconstructing Affirmative Action Categories
George R. La Noue
John C. Sullivan
How Affirmative Action Became Diversity Management: Employer Response to Antidiscrimination Law, 1961-1996
Erin Kelly
Frank Dobbin
Anatomy of Conflict: The Making and Unmaking of Affirmative Action at the University of California
John Aubrey Douglas
PART II Afro-Americans and Immigrants in the Workplace 145(44)
Producing Conflict: Immigration and Management of Diversity in the Multiethnic Metropolis
Michael Lichter
Roger Waldinger
The Racial and Ethnic Meaning behind Black: Retailers' Hiring Practices in Inner-City Neighborhoods
Jennifer Lee
PART III The Views of Multiethnic America 189(50)
Race, Interests, and Beliefs about Affirmative Action: Unanswered Questions and New Directions
Lawrence D. Bobo
Understanding Racial Polarization on Affirmative Action: The View from Focus Groups
Carol M. Swain
Kyra R. Greene
Christine Min Wotipka
PART IV Civil Rights and Affirmative Action Beyond America 239(108)
Positive Action or Affirmative Action? The Persistence of Britain's Antidiscrimination Regime
Steven M. Teles
The French Model: Color-Blind Integration
Erik Bleich
Affirmative Action, Caste, and Party Politics in Contemporary India
Sunita Parikh
Affirmative Action and Ethnic Niches: A Legal Afterword
Deborah C. Malamud
Index 347

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