When Affirmative Action Was White An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth Century America

Written By Ira Katznelson
When Affirmative Action Was White  An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth Century America
  • Publsiher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 17 August 2006
  • ISBN : 0393347141
  • Pages : 272 pages
  • Rating : 5/5 from 3 reviews
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Read or download book entitled When Affirmative Action Was White An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth Century America written by Ira Katznelson which was release on 17 August 2006, this book published by W. W. Norton & Company. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: A groundbreaking work that exposes the twisted origins of affirmative action. In this "penetrating new analysis" (New York Times Book Review) Ira Katznelson fundamentally recasts our understanding of twentieth-century American history and demonstrates that all the key programs passed during the New Deal and Fair Deal era of the 1930s and 1940s were created in a deeply discriminatory manner. Through mechanisms designed by Southern Democrats that specifically excluded maids and farm workers, the gap between blacks and whites actually widened despite postwar prosperity. In the words of noted historian Eric Foner, "Katznelson's incisive book should change the terms of debate about affirmative action, and about the last seventy years of American history."

When Affirmative Action Was White An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth Century America

When Affirmative Action Was White  An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth Century America
  • Author : Ira Katznelson
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2006-08-17
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0393347141
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Summary : A groundbreaking work that exposes the twisted origins of affirmative action. In this "penetrating new analysis" (New York Times Book Review) Ira Katznelson fundamentally recasts our understanding of twentieth-century American history and demonstrates that all the key programs passed during the New Deal and Fair Deal era of the 1930s ...

Fear Itself The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time

Fear Itself  The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time
  • Author : Ira Katznelson
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2013-03-01
  • Total pages : 720
  • ISBN : 0393347141
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Summary : “A powerful argument, swept along by Katznelson’s robust prose and the imposing scholarship that lies behind it.”—Kevin Boyle, New York Times Book Review A work that “deeply reconceptualizes the New Deal and raises countless provocative questions” (David Kennedy), Fear Itself changes the ground rules for our understanding of ...

Desolation and Enlightenment

Desolation and Enlightenment
  • Author : Ira Katznelson
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-13
  • Total pages : 204
  • ISBN : 0393347141
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Summary : During and especially after World War II, a group of leading scholars who had been perilously close to the war’s devastation joined others fortunate enough to have been protected by distance in an effort to redefine and reinvigorate liberal ideals for a radically new age. Treating evil as an ...

The Constitutional Logic of Affirmative Action

The Constitutional Logic of Affirmative Action
  • Author : Ronald J. Fiscus
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 1996-01-22
  • Total pages : 150
  • ISBN : 0393347141
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Summary : Few issues are as mired in rhetoric and controversy as affirmative action. This is certainly no less true now as when Ronald J. Fiscus’s The Constitutional Logic of Affirmative Action was first published in 1992. The controversy has, perhaps, become more charged over the past few years. With this compelling ...

The GI Bill

The GI Bill
  • Author : Glenn Altschuler,Stuart Blumin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-02
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0393347141
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Summary : On rare occasions in American history, Congress enacts a measure so astute, so far-reaching, so revolutionary, it enters the language as a metaphor. The Marshall Plan comes to mind, as does the Civil Rights Act. But perhaps none resonates in the American imagination like the G.I. Bill. In a ...

The Color of Money

The Color of Money
  • Author : Mehrsa Baradaran
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-09-14
  • Total pages : 360
  • ISBN : 0393347141
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Summary : In 1863 black communities owned less than 1 percent of total U.S. wealth. Today that number has barely budged. Mehrsa Baradaran pursues this wealth gap by focusing on black banks. She challenges the myth that black banking is the solution to the racial wealth gap and argues that black communities can ...

Between Homeland and Motherland

Between Homeland and Motherland
  • Author : Alvin Bernard Tillery
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Total pages : 198
  • ISBN : 0393347141
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Summary : The history of African American political engagement with Africa, from back-to-Africa movements to the anti-apartheid campaign....

Perceptions of Compensation Fund Employees Towards Affirmative Action

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  • Author : Leslie Seth Kgapola
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0393347141
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Summary : South Africa's legacy of apartheid has created massive social and economic inequalities along racial and gender lines, resulting for instance, in the under-representation of Blacks and women in the higher echelons of industry and at decision-making levels in the public service. In order to eradicate historical discriminatory employment policies and ...

Economic Inequality and Policy Control in the United States

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  • Author : M. Stelzner
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-01-23
  • Total pages : 108
  • ISBN : 0393347141
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Summary : The income share of the top one percent of the population in the United States has increased from a little over nine percent of national income in the 1970s to 22.46 percent in 2012 a 144 percent increase. What is driving this astronomic growth in incomes for some? Is it possibly the result ...

The Expanding Boundaries of Black Politics

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  • Author : Georgia A. Persons
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011-12-31
  • Total pages : 404
  • ISBN : 0393347141
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Summary : This volume joins the preceding volumes in this distinguished series in presenting contemporary research by leading political scientists addressing topics of interest to those concerned with African-American affairs. It captures the expanding boundaries of black politics and the persistent interests of the black community at large. The anchoring symposium, "The ...

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  • Author : Ira Katznelson,Mark Kesselman,Alan Draper
  • Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Total pages : 392
  • ISBN : 0393347141
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Summary : A book with a point of view....

Three Worlds of Relief

Three Worlds of Relief
  • Author : Cybelle Fox
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-04-29
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0393347141
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Summary : Three Worlds of Relief examines the role of race and immigration in the development of the American social welfare system by comparing how blacks, Mexicans, and European immigrants were treated by welfare policies during the Progressive Era and the New Deal. Taking readers from the turn of the twentieth century ...

The Color of Our Shame

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  • Author : Christopher J. Lebron
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-08-08
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0393347141
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Summary : For many Americans, the election of Barack Obama as the country's first black president signaled that we had become a post-racial nation - some even suggested that race was no longer worth discussing. Of course, the evidence tells a very different story. And while social scientists are fully engaged in ...

Social Injustice and Public Health

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  • Author : Barry S. Levy
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-03
  • Total pages : 592
  • ISBN : 0393347141
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Summary : "An invaluable primer on how inequity breeds ill health" -New England Journal of Medicine AN ESSENTIAL WORK ON SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH, NOW UPDATED AND EXPANDED This newly revised edition of the classic text is a comprehensive, up-to-date resource for understanding and addressing the profound impacts of social injustice on ...

Affirmative Action at a Crossroads Fisher and Forward

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  • Author : Edna Chun,Alvin Evans
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-06-02
  • Total pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0393347141
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Summary : The urgency of developing workable race-neutral admissions strategies that maximize the benefits of student diversity has increased. This practical guide offers: concrete recommendations and strategies for the creation of a campus ecosystem that maximizes the structural, curricular, and interactional benefits of diversity, extensive empirical findings and a rich research literature, ...