Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9780226761817 Published June 2001
Paper $29.00 ISBN: 9780226761824 Published June 2001

Color Lines

Affirmative Action, Immigration, and Civil Rights Options for America

John David Skrentny

Color Lines
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John David Skrentny

370 pages | 10 line drawings, 11 tables | 6 x 9 | © 2001
Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9780226761817 Published June 2001
Paper $29.00 ISBN: 9780226761824 Published June 2001
A new ethnic order has emerged in the United States. The growing number of Latinos and Asians has rendered the old black-and-white binary obsolete. And yet, political pundits and commentators on both the left and the right continue to overlook the changing face of discrimination and opportunity in today's new multiethnic, multiracial America. With Color Lines, John David Skrentny brings us a collection of essays that reexamines the role of affirmative action and civil rights in light of this important shift in American demographics. The book explores issues of public policy, equal opportunity, diversity, multiculturalism, pathways to better work and higher learning, and attempts in countries outside the United States to protect minority civil rights. Combining perspectives from specialists in fields as diverse as sociology, history, political science, and law, Color Lines is a balanced and broad-ranging guide for anyone interested in civil rights policy and the future of ethnic relations in America.

Contributors:
Erik Bleich
Lawrence D. Bobo
Frank Dobbin
John Aubrey Douglass
Hugh Davis Graham
Kyra R. Greene
Erin Kelly
George R. La Noue
Jennifer Lee
Michael Lichter
Deborah C. Malamud
Sunita Parikh
John C. Sullivan
Thomas J. Sugrue
Carol M. Swain
Steven M. Teles
Roger Waldinger
Christine Min Wotipka

Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments
List of Contributors
Introduction, John David Skrentny
Part I: Affirmative Action in Multiethnic America: Policy History and Analysis
1. Breaking Through: The Troubled Origins of Affirmative Action in the Workplace
Thomas J. Sugrue
2. Affirmative Action for Immigrants? The Unintended Consequences of Reform
Hugh Davis Graham
3. Deconstructing Affirmative Action Categories
George R. La Noue and John C. Sullivan
4. How Affirmative Action Became Diversity Management: Employer Response to Antidiscrimination Law, 1961-1996
Erin Kelly and Frank Dobbin
5. Anatomy of Conflict: The Making and Unmaking of Affirmative Action at the University of California
John Aubrey Douglass
Part II: Afro-Americans and Immigrants in the Workplace
6. Producing Conflict: Immigration and Management of Diversity in the Multiethnic Metropolis
Michael Lichter and Roger Waldinger
7. The Racial and Ethnic Meaning behind Black: Retailers' Hiring Practices in Inner-City Neighborhoods
Jennifer Lee
Part III: The Views of Multiethnic America
8. Race, Interests, and Beliefs about Affirmative Action: Unanswered Questions and New Directions
Lawrence D. Bobo
9. Understanding Racial Polarization on Affirmative Action: The View from Focus Groups
Carol M. Swain, Kyra R. Greene, and Christine Min Wotipka
Part IV: Civil Rights and Affirmative Action beyond America
10. Positive Action or Affirmative Action? The Persistence of Britain's Antidiscrimination Regime
Steven M. Teles
11. The French Model: Color-Blind Integration
Erik Bleich
12. Affirmative Action, Caste, and Party Politics in Contemporary India
Sunita Parikh
13. Affirmative Action and Ethnic Niches: A Legal Afterword
Deborah C. Malamud
Index
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