In Defense of Affirmative Action by Barbara R. BergmannIn Defense of Affirmative Action by Barbara R. Bergmann

In Defense of Affirmative Action

byBarbara R. Bergmann

Paperback | March 20, 1997

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At a time when quotas and preferences are under attack nationwide, Barbara Bergmann courageously show that without the help of affirmative action America will never be able to attain a truly race-blind and sex-blind society, for it is naive to imagine that the abolition of affirmative action will lead to a system based solely on ability. Women and minorities do in fact need assistance in cases where prejudice or habit leads to preference for white males in all openings. Free of the posturing that has so often degraded this debate, In Defense of Affirmative Action is a clarion call to maintain affirmative action as a just and indispensable solution to a chronic problem in American society.
Barbara Bergmann is an economist at American University and author of The Economic Emergence of Women, 1986.
Title:In Defense of Affirmative ActionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.63 inPublished:March 20, 1997Publisher:Basic Books

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ISBN - 10:0465098347

ISBN - 13:9780465098347

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Distinguished feminist and economist Barbara Bergmann acknowledges that affirmative action does indeed force employers to "play a quotas game". However, in a compelling study, Bergmann shows how 50 large corporations differ radically in how much integration they have achieved, and she presents abundant evidence that affirmative action, where systematically applied, has undone injustice and provided real economic benefit. Index