Regents of the University of California V. Bakke: American Education and Affirmative Action

Regents of the University of California V. Bakke: American Education and Affirmative Action

by Tim McNeese

Hardcover(Library Binding - 1ST)

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Although the United States was built on the notion of equality for all, discrimination has, unfortunately, been a consistent part of American history. In the 1960s, some businesses and universities, as well as the federal government, created a concept intended to right some of the wrongs of the past. Affirmative action provided a framework that favored individuals from groups that had historically been discriminated against. In the early 1970s, a 32-year-old white aerospace engineer named Allan Bakke applied to a California medical school and was subsequently rejected. Believing he had lost an opportunity because of the medical school's affirmative action program, Bakke sued, convinced his own civil rights had been denied. His case would one day reach the halls of the United States Supreme Court, and the future of affirmative action in America would never be the same.

About the Author:
Tim McNeese is an associate professor of history at York College in York, Nebraska

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791092606
Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date: 04/28/2007
Series: Great Supreme Court Decisions Series
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction     7
Discrimination in Early America     17
New Targets of Discrimination     30
Separate but Equal     46
Bakke Applies to Medical School     55
The Task Force     66
Taking the Legal Road     77
A Filing for Bakke     88
Notice of Intended Decision     104
"I Am Allan Bakke's Attorney"     113
Bakke's Legacy     126
Chronology and Timeline     136
Notes     140
Glossary     144
Bibliography     145
Further Reading     146
Index     148

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