ERIC Number: ED203437
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Employment Discrimination: Race.
Harris, J. John, III; Fields, Richard E.
Chapter 16 of a book on school law provides a legal overview of employment discrimination on the basis of race. A litany of cases has been adjudicated or are currently in litigation. Selected cases are reviewed briefly and arguments for and against the affirmative action guidelines are presented. The main area of complaint about the guidelines is their controversial quota, or percentage, systems. A number of cases are discussed that concern quotas, among them the Regents of the University of California v. Allen Bakke and Weber v. Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation. The author concludes that the courts are sending out confusing signals and that a ruling on constitutional grounds under the Fourteenth Amendment would help to clarify the apparent conflicts. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Racial Discrimination
Not available separately; see EA 013 472.
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Identifiers: Bakke v Regents of University of California; Civil Rights Act 1964 Title VII; Fourteenth Amendment; Supreme Court; Weber v Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation
Note: Chapter 16 of "School Law for a New Decade" (EA 013 472). For related documents, see EA 013 472-493.