ERIC Number: ED170842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Craig v. Alabama University: Reverse Discrimination in Employment and Historical Black Colleges.
This paper presents an indepth analysis of Craig v. Alabama State University (ASU), a lawsuit involving charges of reverse discrimination in employment against a historical black college. The plaintiff, who felt that the nonrenewal of his contract was due to his race, won his suit against ASU for himself and all other whites similarly situated. The paper discusses the use of race in the Constitution, the current position of black colleges, the case itself, the decree, and the remedy. It concludes that ASU's administration refused to adequately defend the college's position and that the court failed to recognize the special mission of historical black colleges. If the case can still be appealed and won, the paper notes, black colleges will be allowed to consider race in the hiring of their faculty. Otherwise, if Craig is fully implemented, it could mean the death of historical black colleges. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Court Litigation, Higher Education, Reverse Discrimination, Speeches, Teacher Employment
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: Craig v Alabama State University
Note: Chapter 8 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 the National Organization on Legal Problems of Education