David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
This Article examines the new genre of laws enacted pursuant to state anti-affirmative action ballot initiatives like California Proposition 209, Washington Initiative 200, Michigan Proposal 2 and Nebraska Initiative 424. It explores the tension between state anti-affirmative action laws and federal anti-discrimination law. It considers whether universities that completely abolish race-based affirmative action to comply with state anti-affirmative action initiatives may actually be breaking the law with respect to Title VI federal law. The Article also considers whether improper use of the SAT as an admissions criterion makes selective universities potentially liable for violating Title VI and its regulations and creates a remedial justification for considering race in admissions. By analyzing racial differences in rates of admission to the most selective California and Washington public universities, the Article reveals that institutions accused of "cheating" by admitting too many minority applicants have admitted white applicants at consistently higher rates than African Americans and Latinos since the passage of state anti-affirmative action laws.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Steven N. Durlauf (2008). Affirmative Action, Meritocracy, and Efficiency. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 7 (2):131-158.
Richard A. Jones (2004). Affirmative Inaction? The Aftermath of Grutter and Gratz. Radical Philosophy Review 7 (2):179-193.
Engelbert Ssekasozi (1999). A Philosophical Defense of Affirmative Action. Edwin Mellen Press.
Louis P. Pojman (1998). The Case Against Affirmative Action. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 12 (1):97-115.
Bill E. Lawson (2011). Sterba on Affirmative Action, or, It Never Was the Bus, It Was Us! Journal of Ethics 15 (3):281-290.
Prue Burns & Jan Schapper (2008). The Ethical Case for Affirmative Action. Journal of Business Ethics 83 (3):369 - 379.
James P. Sterba (2004). The Michigan Cases and Furthering the Justification for Affirmative Action. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 18 (1):1-12.
David Boonin (2011). Should Race Matter?: Unusual Answers to the Usual Questions. Cambridge University Press.
Added to index2009-05-07
Total downloads8 ( #381,372 of 1,793,065 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #463,661 of 1,793,065 )
How can I increase my downloads?