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Author Skrentny, John David.

Title The minority rights revolution / John D. Skrentny.

Published Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2002.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  323.173 SKRE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 473 pages ; 24 cm
Notes "The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 Introduction: How War and the Black Civil Rights Movement Changed America 1 -- 2 "This Is War and This Is a War Measure": Racial Equality Becomes National Security 21 -- 3 National Security and Equal Rights: Limits and Qualifications 66 -- 4 "We Were Advancing the Really Revolutionary View of Discrimination": Designating Official Minorities for Affirmative Action in Employment 85 -- 5 "In View of the Existence of the Other Significant Minorities": The Expansion of Affirmative Action for Minority Capitalists 143 -- 6 "Race Is a Very Relevant Personal Characteristic": Affirmative Admissions, Diversity, and the Supreme Court 165 -- 7 "Learn, Amigo, Learn!": Bilingual Education and Language Rights in the Schools 179 -- 8 "I Agree with You about the Inherent Absurdity": Title IX and Women's Equality in Education 230 -- 9 White Males and the Limits of the Minority Rights Revolution: The Disabled, White Ethnics, and Gays 263 -- 10 Conclusion: The Rare American Epiphany 328.
Summary In the wake of the black civil rights movement, other disadvantaged groups of Americans began to make headway. In the first book to take a broad perspective on this wide-ranging and far-reaching phenomenon, Skrentny exposes the connections between the diverse actions and circumstances that contributed to this revolution--and that forever changed the face of American politics.
Subject Minorities -- Civil rights -- United States -- History.
Minorities -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- History.
ISBN 0674008995 (alk. paper)