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Reflections of an Affirmative Action Baby
Reflections of an Affirmative Action Baby
Author: Stephen L. Carter
ISBN-13: 9780465068715
ISBN-10: 0465068715
Publication Date: 9/1991
Pages: 286
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Publisher: Basic Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Review from Mid-Atlantic Journal of Business, December 1, 1991:

In this time of decision concerning the nomination of Clarence Thomas as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Stephen Carter, a professor of Law at Yale, offers his reflections on both the highly charged topic of affirmative action, the "bete noir" of the qualification conscious right wing, and the cult of political correctness, which ascribes a monolithic thought process to the class of contemporary black professionals. In his work, Reflections Of An Affirmative Action Baby, Carter attempts to balance the treatment accorded to such programs by at the same time recognizing their historical importance ("the beneficial side of the saga") Carter adds a pointed criticism that the ideal...