Understanding Affirmative Action: Part 2 | CHANGELAB

See on Scoop.itMixed American Life

“When James Meredith attempted to break the de facto ban on African Americans at the University of Mississippi in 1962, de facto bans against Asian Americans also existed at many colleges and universities. Meredith’s courageous decision was one of the catalytic events of the Civil Rights Movement. In the face of this kind of discrimination and its broad legacy of inequality, affirmative action was a logical demand, won in order to address the (still evident) under-representation of people of color in certain kinds of employment, government contracts, and college admissions.”

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Glenn Robinson‘s insight:

…more grey areas to think about to level the playing field.

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One thought on “Understanding Affirmative Action: Part 2 | CHANGELAB

  1. browneyedspin January 4, 2013 / 6:10 am

    Autherine Lucy is a lesser known figure and she was the first Black person to attend the Univ. of Alabama albeit for only 2 days before she was expelled due to no fault of her own. I just wanted to give Autherine her props.


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