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The Myth of Affirmative Action

Title: The Myth of Affirmative Action
Subject Classification: Equality Diversity Inclusion, Society and Culture, Politics and Government, Race
BIC Classification: JFSL, LNDH, JFFJ
BISAC Classification: SOC001000, SOC070000, SOC031000
Binding: Hardback, Paperback, ebook, pp.186
Publication date: 12th December 2022
ISBN (Hardback): 978-1-80441-092-9
ISBN (Paperback): 978-1-80441-249-7
ISBN (ebook): 978-1-80441-093-6


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Many White people, and some conservative Black people, believe that affirmative action programs are unfairly depriving more deserving Whites of jobs and education opportunities.  The author argues that is a myth. 

For example, University admissions data demonstrates that, despite affirmative action rhetoric, there remains systemic bias against Black students. Sociological data on criminal record, race, and employment, found that White people with a criminal record had a better chance of getting a call back, than Black people without one. 

Renowned Professor of Social Work Dr Rudolph Alexander Jr. analyses many examples which demonstrate that the claim that affirmative action programs have led to unfair discrimination against White people of equal ability, is a myth.

Though not always comfortable reading, the book is an important addition to the literature on equality, diversity, and critical race theory.


Author: Dr. Rudolph Alexander Jr. is a Retired Full Professor from Ohio State University, USA


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