Reflections of an affirmative action baby

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Front end papers: 1. Bakke; 2. Gary Franks/N.Y.T.; 3. Pete Starke-Louis Sullivan; 4. C. Thomas-149. Underlinings/notes: 2 part story. Part one life as black professional coming of age in era of affirmative action; 2. Deepening divisions in black community; 3. Black community needs reconciled solidarity based on desire to solve problems. Current students of color have chance at being last of affirmative action generation. Recent years affirmative action started to drift. Current argument people of color have distinctive voice/vision of world. Intellectuals=skeptics. I am a black intellectual. Looking towards end of racial preferences--affirmative action era= mixed blessings. Views sufficiently to left that conservatives wouldn't want him, nor left. Got into law school because black. Baker & McKenzie--nigger/black bitch. Harvard officials--rejected, assumed from record that was white--additional information (race) counted in favor. Proponents of preferential policies insist current generation of white males deserves to bear costs of affirmative action. Many beneficiaries of affirmative action programs don't succeed as they would like.

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Carter, Stephen L, “Reflections of an affirmative action baby ,” One Book. One Author. One Hour., accessed December 3, 2022, http://booknotes.gmu.edu/items/show/229.

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Title

Reflections of an affirmative action baby

Creator

Carter, Stephen L

Date

1991
Program air date: September 29, 1991.

Description

Steven L. Carter's work on racial preference as told from his own personal experience.

Subject

"Affirmative action programs--United States."
"African Americans--Employment."
"Minorities--Employment--United States."

Source

Brian Lamb Booknotes Collection
Gift of Brian Lamb, 2011.

Publisher

BasicBooks
George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections & Archives

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Language

eng

Identifier

416471
465068715