ERIC Number: ED159261
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Affirmative Action: The Answer to Discrimination? An AEI Round Table Held on May 28, 1975.
Winter, Ralph K.; And Others
The participants in this discussion in addition to Ralph Winter, the moderator, include Owen Fiss and Richard Posner, professors of law; Vera Glaser and William Raspberry, newspaper columnists; and Paul Seabury, professor of political science. These specialists address various legal, ethical and practical issues related to the elimination of racial/ethnic and sex discrimination in employment and admissions through affirmative action programs. Some of the problems which arise in judging superior qualifications and experience among a pool of applicants are mentioned. The subjectivity of hiring decisions is particularly stressed. The issue of reverse discrimination is also explored. Although problems in affirmative action are acknowledged by all discussants, the general consensus is that such programs are necessary if past injustices are to be redressed. (GC)
Descriptors: Admission (School), Affirmative Action, Employment Qualifications, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Equal Protection, Quotas, Racial Discrimination, Reverse Discrimination, Sex Discrimination
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1150 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Enterprise Inst. for Public Policy Research, Washington, DC.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to author's restriction