Format:
Book
Author:
Meyer, Susan, 1986- author.
Title:
Affirmative action / Susan Meyer.
Edition:
First edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York, NY : Rosen YA, [2018]
©2018
Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Affirmative action includes policies and laws meant to give equal footing to minorities after historic discrimination and oppression. Learn about the history of affirmative action from just after the Civil War through important milestones of the civil rights movement and on to today. Enhanced with accessible text and historical photographs, this guide explains affirmative action through its background, key players, and Supreme Court decisions. The debate about affirmative action is covered in a thoughtful, well-rounded, and timely manner since it remains a controversial issue.
Series:
Spotlight on the civil rights movement.
Subjects:
Discrimination in employment -- Government policy -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Discrimination -- Government policy -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Affirmative action programs -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Introduction -- A troubled history -- Rights for workers -- We've got to do something -- Separate, but not equal -- Bringing change -- Brown vs. Board of Education -- President Kennedy's Executive Order -- Outlawing discrimination -- The Executive Order of 1965 -- The Philadelphia story -- Equal opportunities for advancement -- Arguments in favor of affirmative action -- Criticisms of affirmative action -- Taking it to the courts -- The debate continues.
LCCN:
2017013067
ISBN:
9781538380147 (library bound)
1538380145 (library bound)
9781538380116 (pbk.)
1538380110 (pbk.)
* 9781538380123 (6 pack)
* 1538380129 (6 pack)
Other Number:
985974599
System Availability:
2
Current Holds:
0
Control Number:
3652419
Call Number:
331.13/30973
Course Reserves:
0
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