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ERIC Number: ED172697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
Toward an Understanding of Bakke.
The complete text of the Bakke decision and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's voluntary affirmative action guidelines are presented. Also included are: Statement by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on Affirmative Action; Presidential Memorandum on Affirmative Action Programs; and the United States Commission on Civil Rights Statement on Affirmative Action. These documents outline national policy with respect to affirmative action in education and employment. An introductory statement explains the diverse opinions of the Supreme Court that permit institutions of higher education to use race and national origin affirmatively in certain settings and in certain ways. Despite confusion, it is suggested that the decision is consistent with continuing federal efforts to encourage affirmative measures to overcome race, national origin, and sex discrimination. The first definitive statement by the executive branch on voluntary affirmative action in employment elaborates on these federal efforts. The guidelines of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission offer a unified and comprehensive perspective on the lawfulness of voluntary affirmative action. (Author/SF)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission (School), Affirmative Action, Constitutional Law, Court Doctrine, Discriminatory Legislation, Educational Discrimination, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Legislation, Opinions, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Racial Discrimination, Reverse Discrimination, Selective Admission, Sex Discrimination, Supreme Court Litigation
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Bakke v Regents of University of California; Powell (John)
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