Affirmative action and beyond: A case for a backward-looking gender- and race-based policy

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This article defends race- and gender-based affirmative action against recent attacks by liberals and conservatives. It argues that a need-based approach is not an adequate substitute for the present practice. It makes this argument by demonstrating that there are three independent moral foundations for a race and gender approach to affirmative action and that these are not adequately met by the need-based alternative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)x-399
JournalTeachers College Record
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1996

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  • Education

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