ERIC Number: ED170839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
The Bakke Decision: Implications for Employment.
Lewis, John F.
This paper discusses legal implications for employment as a result of Bakke v. Regents of University of California, a reverse discrimination case that ruled in favor of the plaintiff. It refers to Weber v. Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation, a case that may turn out to be more significant than Bakke because it involves jobs, money, and who gets paid. The paper also discusses the establishment of quotas, the signing of consent decrees, and the use of race as a basis for discrimination. The author concludes that any future affirmative action plans should indicate the desirability of a balanced faculty and consider background, academic record, and geographical origin, not just race. Also, the language of goals, timetables, and quotas should be used in a more general sense to indicate improving racial balance. (Author/LD)
Not available separately; See EA 011 580
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Identifiers: Bakke v Regents of University of California
Note: Chapter 5 of "Contemporary Legal Issues in Education" (EA 011 580); For related documents, see EA 011 580-581 and EA 011 583-598 ; Paper presented at the 1978 Annual Convention of National Organization on Legal Problems of Education