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  1. To Begin Where We Have Not Yet Reached: Affirmative Action in the Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr.Greg Moses - 1998 - NWSA Journal 10 (3):54-72.
    A recent trend in scholarship argues that certain features of affirmative action logic, such as group identification, quotas, and preferential treatments would be contradictory to principles of individual merit, nondiscrimination, and personal achievement that were once advocated by Martin Luther King, jr. On the contrary this paper will argue that King’s authority may be understood to clearly support the emergence of affirmative action principles. Furthermore, King offered an ethical framework that may prove helpful in resolving many of the problems that (...)
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  2. African Moral Theory and Public Governance: Nepotism, Preferential Hiring and Other Partiality.Thaddeus Metz - 2009 - In Munyaradzi Felix Murove (ed.), African Ethics: An Anthology for Comparative and Applied Ethics. University of KwaZulu-Natal Press. pp. 335-356.
    Suppose a person lives in a sub-Saharan country that has won its independence from colonial powers in the last 50 years or so. Suppose also that that person has become a high-ranking government official who makes decisions on how to allocate goods, such as civil service jobs and contracts with private firms. Should such a person refrain from considering any particulars about potential recipients or might it be appropriate to consider, for example, family membership, party affiliation, race or revolutionary stature (...)
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  3. Affirmative Action in Post-Apartheid South Africa: A Liberal Dilemma.George Carwe - 2000 - Social Philosophy Today 16:77-94.
    In order to dismantle the racial and social hierarchy that is the legacy of apartheid, South Africa has followed the lead of Western liberal democracies andappropriated the discourse of affirmative action. This paper argues that current affirmative action policy fails in significant ways because it paradoxically ignores the concrete social and historical conditions of race and racism in South Africa and simply aims to normalize competition among abstract individuals by using a principle of racial neutrality The author argues that social (...)
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  4. The Ethical Case for Affirmative Action.Prue Burns & Jan Schapper - 2008 - Journal of Business Ethics 83 (3):369-379.
    Affirmative action has been a particularly contentious policy issue that has polarised contributions to the debate. Over recent times in most western countries, support for affirmative action has, however, been largely snuffed out or beaten into retreat and replaced by the concept of ‹diversity management’. Thus, any contemporary study that examines the development of affirmative action would suggest that its opponents have won the battle. Nonetheless, this article argues that because the battle has been won on dubious ethical grounds it (...)
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  5. Affirmative Action Policy and Changing Views.Anthony F. Libertella, Sebastian A. Sora & Samuel M. Natale - 2007 - Journal of Business Ethics 74 (1):65-71.
    Critiquing any practice, theory, or law, requires understanding the characteristics of the environment which created a need for this law. There are hundreds of different cultures in the world, and each one has its own set of norms, characteristics, and values. What in one country is perceived normal, ethical or unethical, right or wrong, may not be the same somewhere else in the world. The first civilizations begun in Africa and Europe many thousands of years ago when people were hunters (...)
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  6. Operational Modes for Multinational Corporations in Post-Apartheid South Africa: A Proposal for a Code of Affirmative Action in the Marketplace.S. Prakash Sethi - 1993 - Journal of Business Ethics 12 (1):1-12.
    The economic and socio-political impact of multinational corporations (MNCs) on third world countries has been the subject of intense debate and controversy leading to charges of exploitation and colonization on the one hand, and demands for codes of conduct on the other. This article examines the working of one of the most comprehensive of such codes under the most reprehensible political conditions, i.e., the operations of U.S.—based multinational corporations in South Africa under the acgis of the Sullivan Principles. It is (...)
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  7. Shared Being, Old Promises, and the Just Necessity of Affirmative Action.Peter McHugh - 2005 - Human Studies 28 (2):129-156.
    Although the residues of official segregation are widespread, affirmative action continues to meet resistance in both official and everyday life, even in such recent Supreme Court decisions as Grutter v Bollinger (539 U.S. 306). This is due in part to a governing ontology that draws the line between individual and collective. But there are other possibilities for conceiving the social, and I offer one here in a theory of affirmative action that is developed through close examination of sharing and promising (...)
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  8. Should Race Matter?: Unusual Answers to the Usual Questions.David Boonin - 2011 - Cambridge University Press.
    In this book, philosopher David Boonin attempts to answer the moral questions raised by five important and widely contested racial practices: slave reparations, affirmative action, hate speech restrictions, hate crime laws and racial profiling. Arguing from premises that virtually everyone on both sides of the debates over these issues already accepts, Boonin arrives at an unusual and unorthodox set of conclusions, one that is neither liberal nor conservative, color conscious nor color blind. Defended with the rigor that has characterized his (...)
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  9. Affirmative Action: A Kuhnian Anomaly for the Liberal Democratic Paradigm?David Lee Cherry - 1991 - Dissertation, Northern Arizona University
    Affirmative action is preferential treatment in recruiting, hiring, or promoting individuals belonging to groups which have been victims of discrimination. It attempts to remedy the effects of this previous discrimination. While this effect is the problem or puzzle, and affirmative action is the proposed solution, many perceive affirmative action to be a greater danger than the problem it attempts to resolve. ;In addition to analyzing the fairness of affirmative action, this dissertation uses the language and logic of Thomas S. Kuhn (...)
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  10. Legal Regulation of Affirmative Action in Northern Ireland: An Empirical Assessment.McCrudden Christopher, Ford Robert & Heath Anthony - 2004 - Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 24 (3):363-415.
    We address the question of the effectiveness of affirmative action agreements concluded by a regulatory body with employers in order to achieve greater equality in employment. We analyse the pattern of affirmative action agreements concluded by the Fair Employment Commission with employers in Northern Ireland between 1990 and 2000. We examine the association between these agreements and changes occurring in the religio-political composition of these employer's workforces during that period, based on a statistical analysis of monitoring data collected by the (...)
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  11. The Browning of America and the Evasion of Social Justice.Ronald R. Sundstrom - 2008 - State University of New York Press.
    Considers the effects of the browning of America on philosophical debates over race, racism, and social justice.
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  12. Anthropophagies, racisme et actions affirmatives.Giuseppe Cocco - 2008 - Multitudes 35 (4):41.
    Oswald de Andrade’s « Cannnibal Manifesto » was anticipative in its apprehension of the Brazilian dynamic as it emerged from its European colonial heritage projecting itself towards the future. As Brasil entered modernity, what Oswald observed was « a country of the future », not from the perspective of the dynamic of a construction of a national trajectory of development, but from the perspective of the development of the indigenous Brazilian relation to colonial alterity. The anthropophagic revolution, as it projected (...)
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  13. Making Sense of the Diversity-Based Legal Argument for Affirmative Action.Robert F. Card - 2005 - Public Affairs Quarterly 19 (1):11-24.
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  14. The Gender Quota and Female Leadership: Effects of the Norwegian Gender Quota on Board Chairs and CEOs. [REVIEW]Mingzhu Wang & Elisabeth Kelan - 2013 - Journal of Business Ethics 117 (3):449-466.
    In this article, we use a sample of Norwegian quoted companies in the period of 2001–2010 to explore whether the gender quota requiring 40 % female directors on corporate boards changes the likelihood of women being appointed to top leadership roles as board chairs or corporate CEOs. Our empirical results indicate that the gender quota and the resulting increased representation of female directors provide a fertile ground for women to take top leadership positions. The presence of female board chairs is (...)
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  15. Does Feminism Discriminate Against Men?: A Debate. Farrell & James P. Sterba - 2008 - Oup Usa.
    Does feminism give a much-needed voice to women in a patriarchal world? Or is the world not really patriarchal? Has feminism begun to level the playing field in a world in which women are more often paid less at work and abused at home? Or are women paid equally for the same work and not abused more at home? Does feminism support equality in education and in the military, or does it discriminate against men by ignoring such issues as male-only (...)
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  16. Affirmative Action in Post-Apartheid South Africa.George Carwe - 2000 - Social Philosophy Today 16:77-94.
    In order to dismantle the racial and social hierarchy that is the legacy of apartheid, South Africa has followed the lead of Western liberal democracies andappropriated the discourse of affirmative action. This paper argues that current affirmative action policy fails in significant ways because it paradoxically ignores the concrete social and historical conditions of race and racism in South Africa and simply aims to normalize competition among abstract individuals by using a principle of racial neutrality The author argues that social (...)
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  17. Can Affirmative Action in Medical School Admissions Be Just?James J. McCartney - 1983 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 57:142-151.
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  18. Was I Entitled or Should I Apologize? Affirmative Action Going Forward.Anita L. Allen - 2011 - The Journal of Ethics 15 (3):253-263.
    As a U.S. civil rights policy, affirmative action commonly denotes race-conscious and result-oriented efforts by private and public officials to correct the unequal distribution of economic opportunity and education attributed to slavery, segregation, poverty and racism. Opponents argue that affirmative action (1) violates ideals of color-blind public policies, offending moral principles of fairness and constitutional principles of equality and due process; (2) has proven to be socially and politically divisive; (3) has not made things better; (4) mainly benefits middle-class, wealthy (...)
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  19. “Group Rights” and Racial Affirmative Action.Kwame Anthony Appiah - 2011 - The Journal of Ethics 15 (3):265-280.
    This article argues against the view that affirmative action is wrong because it involves assigning group rights. First, affirmative action does not have to proceed by assigning rights at all. Second, there are, in fact, legitimate “group rights” both legal and moral; there are collective rights—which are exercised by groups—and membership rights—which are rights people have in virtue of group membership. Third, there are continuing harms that people suffer as blacks and claims to remediation for these harms can fairly treat (...)
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  20. Review: The Rationale for Racial Preference. [REVIEW]Max Hocutt Ph D. - 1999 - Behavior and Philosophy 27 (2):165 - 172.
  21. Relaxing the Limits on Preferential Treatment.Alison Jaggar - 1977 - Social Theory and Practice 4 (2):227-235.
  22. African Moral Theory and Public Governance: Nepotism, Preferential Hiring and Other Partiality.Thaddeus Metz - 2010 - In Paul Omoyefa & Alex Antonites (eds.), Basic Applied Ethics: A Multidisciplinary Approach. VDM Verlag Dr Müller.
    Reprint of a chapter that initially appeared in the anthology African Ethics (2009).
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  23. Desert, Entitlement, and Affirmative Action.Kenneth Einar Himma - 2002 - Social Theory and Practice 28 (1):157-166.
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  24. Affirmative Action and Philosophy Instruction.Parker English - 1992 - Teaching Philosophy 15 (4):311-327.
  25. Affirmative Action and the University.Geoffrey K. Pullum - 1993 - Teaching Philosophy 16 (4):366-369.
  26. Talking About Affirmative Action.Paul J. Gibbs - 1996 - Teaching Philosophy 19 (3):285-287.
  27. Affirmative Action: Social Justice or Unfair Preference?Paul J. Gibbs - 1998 - Teaching Philosophy 21 (1):84-87.
  28. A Dialogue Concerning Claim Jumping and Compensatory Justice or Introducing Affirmative Action By Stealth.Todd Michael Furman - 1998 - Teaching Philosophy 21 (2):131-151.
    This paper presents a lesson plan originally designed for applied ethics classes filled with primarily white, conservative students. In an environment where students used the terminology of “reverse discrimination” and “quotas” rather than “Affirmative Action,” the author employs a fictionalized example of a claim jumper and the rightful owner’s entitlement to the claim in order to present basic arguments for compensatory justice. These arguments are extended by analogy to the issue of Affirmative Action in order to deliver several key points: (...)
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  29. The Affirmative Action Debate.Dale Murray - 2005 - Teaching Philosophy 28 (3):284-287.
  30. Affirmative Action and Electoral Engineering.Andrew W. Schwartz - 2002 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 9 (2):93-100.
    Majority-Minority electoral districts, while increasing the number of minorities in legislatures, work to deepen divisions among racial groups, to exacerbate the systematic disadvantages of some individuals, and to impede effective representation. I examine another form of race-conscious districting that will increase marginalized minority presence in legislatures while avoiding these problems.
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  31. Moral Individualism and Affirmative Action.Daniel Dombrowski - 2002 - Professional Ethics, a Multidisciplinary Journal 10 (1):39-60.
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  32. Affirmative Action and the Police.Timothy Stroup - 1982 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 1 (2):1-19.
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  33. Are You Entitled to Affirmative Action?Iddo Landau - 1997 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 11 (2):17-22.
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  34. The Nature of Affirmative Action, Anti-Gay Oppression, and the Alleviation of Enduring Harm.Joseph Sartorelli - 1997 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 11 (2):23-30.
  35. The Case Against Affirmative Action.Louis P. Pojman - 1998 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 12 (1):97-115.
    Affirmative Action is becoming the most controversial social issue of our day. In this essay I examine nine arguments on the moral status of Affirmative Action. I distinguish between weak Affirmative Action, which seeks to provide fair opportunity to all citizens from strong Affirmative Action, which enjoins preferential treatment to groups who have been underrepresented in social positions. I conclude that while weak Affirmative Action is morally required, strong Affirmative Action is morally wrong.
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  36. Comments on Sterba's “The Michigan Cases and Furthering the Justification of Affirmative Action”.Terence J. Pell - 2004 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 18 (1):35-38.
    In my comments on Prof. Sterba’s paper, I argue that evidence about the educational value of racial preferences reveals not that these policies produce good educational outcomes, but that schools use racial preferences regardless of whether they produce desirable outcomes. I further argue that in the absence of objective evidence about the value of racial preferences, proponents of these policies tend to rely on personal anecdotes. Often, these anecdotes reveal complex institutional and personal motives having little to do with the (...)
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  37. The Nature of Claims About Race and the Debate Over Racial Preferences.Terence J. Pell - 2004 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 18 (1):13-26.
    In this paper, I argue that assertions about the value of diversity rely on contradictory and incommensurable claims. As a result, institutions like the Supreme Court find it impossible to articulate an impartial standard for the appropriate use of race in college admissions. I argue that in the absence of such a standard, institutions inevitably fall back on engineering proportional racial outcomes, a method of college admissions that disproportionately harms minority students.
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  38. The Michigan Cases and Furthering the Justification for Affirmative Action.James P. Sterba - 2004 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 18 (1):1-12.
    In this paper, I endorse the decision of the Supreme Court of the U.S. in Bollinger v. Grutter (2003). I argue that the educational benefits of diversity are an important enough state interest to justify the use of racial preferences and that, especially due to the absence of race-neutral alternatives, this use of racial preferences is narrowly tailored to that state interest. However, I also indicate that I am willing to give up my support for diversity affirmative action in the (...)
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  39. Two Studies Are Reported Which Indicate That Both Sex-Biased Wording in Job Advertisements and the Placement of Help-Wanted Ads in Sex-Segregated Newspaper.Sandra L. Bem - unknown
    Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act forbids discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin — and sex. Although the sex provision was treated as a joke at the time (and was originally introduced by a Southern Congressman in an attempt to defeat the bill), the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) — charged with enforcing the Act — discovered in its first year of operation that 40% or more of the complaints warranting investigation charged (...)
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  40. Affirmative Action, the 'May the Best Person Win' Intuition, and Mill's The Subjection of Women.Reginald Williams - 2005 - Public Affairs Quarterly 19 (1):65-80.
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  41. What's in a Number? Consequentialism and Employment Equity in Hall, Hurka, Sumner and Baker Et Al.Leo Groarke - 1996 - Dialogue 35 (2):359-.
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  42. Gender, Race, and Difference: Individual Consideration Versus Group-Based Affirmative Action in Admission to Higher Education.Alison M. Jaggar - 1996 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 35 (S1):21-51.
  43. Book Review:Affirmative Action and Justice: A Philosophical and Constitutional Inquiry. Michel Rosenfeld. [REVIEW]J. H. Bogart - 1992 - Ethics 102 (4):867-.
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  44. Justice and Affirmative Action: A Response to Howe.Walter Feinberg - 1999 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 18 (4):277-285.
  45. The Political Jurisprudence of Affirmative Action.David L. Kirp & Nancy A. Weston - 1987 - Social Philosophy and Policy 5 (1):223.
    The headlines at the outset of 1987 told of Howard Beach, where a group of blacks had been chased, and one killed, because they had unwittingly entered a white enclave in New York City. And they told of Forsythe County, Georgia, where the mere presence of civil rights marchers, in a place from which blacks had been driven three-quarters of a century earlier, brought out depths of antagonism unknown since an earlier era of civil rights marches. Behind both events – (...)
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  46. Affirmative Action and the Demands of Justice.N. Scott Arnold - 1998 - Social Philosophy and Policy 15 (2):133.
    This essay is about the moral and political justification of affirmative action programs in the United States. Both legally and politically, many of these programs are under attack, though they remain ubiquitous. The concern of this essay, however, is not with what the law says but with what it should say. The main argument advanced in this essay concludes that most of the controversial affirmative action programs are unjustified. It proceeds in a way that avoids dependence on controversial theories of (...)
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  47. The Message of Affirmative Action.Thomas E. Hill - 1991 - Social Philosophy and Policy 8 (2):108.
    Affirmative action programs remain controversial, I suspect, partly because the familiar arguments for and against them start from significantly different moral perspectives. Thus I want to step back for a while from the details of debate about particular programs and give attention to the moral viewpoints presupposed in different types of argument. My aim, more specifically, is to compare the “messages” expressed when affirmative action is defended from different moral perspectives. Exclusively forward-looking arguments, I suggest, tend to express the wrong (...)
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  48. Affirmative Action Rhetoric.Margaret Jane Radin - 1991 - Social Philosophy and Policy 8 (2):130.
    For the students, while the numbers are up,… the problem that minorities face – and it is persistent – is that there is still too much of a patronizing air in the professional schools. And there's still too much of the notion that if you're here it must be because someone gave you a break and you're different and you really don't belong here. And indeed when my son went off to school four years ago… I really wanted to warn (...)
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  49. Change and Continuity in the Concept of Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall and Affirmative Action.Mark Tushnet - 1991 - Social Philosophy and Policy 8 (2):150.
    In analyzing the development of the concept of civil rights since the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment, two historical accounts seem available. According to the first account, the concept initially encompassed a relatively limited set of rights, associated with the ability of all citizens to engage in the productive activities of the economy and avail themselves of the protection of the legal system. Then the concept gradually expanded to include what had initially been thought of as political rights, such as (...)
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  50. Book Review:Affirmative Action and the University: A Philosophical Inquiry. Steven M. Cahn. [REVIEW]Bernard R. Boxill - 1995 - Ethics 105 (3):672-.
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