ERIC Number: ED414371
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Common Ground. Perspectives on Affirmative Action...and Its Impact on Asian Pacific Americans.
Lew, Gena A., Ed.
This collection of policy papers is intended to educate and inform business and community leaders, policymakers, the Asian Pacific community, and the general public about the complex issues and far-reaching implications of the affirmative action debate on Asian Pacific Americans as well as all Americans. Essays are grouped into sections on discrimination and the need for affirmative action legislation, promoting diversity in higher education, eliminating barriers in employment and contracting, and the impact of anti-affirmative action measures. The following essays are included: (1) "Separate but Equal: Discrimination and the Need for Affirmative Action Legislation" (Karen K. Narasaki, with additional essays under the same title by Rockwell Jaowen Chin and Brian Cheu, Juanita Tamayo Lott, Dale Minami, and Ron Wakabayashi); (2) "The Asian American Factor: Victim or Shortsighted Beneficiary of Race-Conscious Remedies?" (Henry Der); (3) "Affirming Affirmative Action" (Chang-Lin Tien); (4) "Affirmative Action under Attack" (David R. Barclay); (5) "The Persistence of Inequality" (Paul M. Igasaki); (6) "Rebuild LA" (Linda Wong); (7) "Public Contracting Opportunities for Minority & Woman Entrepreneurs" (Edwin M. Lee and essays under the same title by Stewart Kwoh, Kathryn K. Imahara, and Elsie V. Hui, William H. Marumoto, and Benjamin Seto); (8) "Impact of Anti-Affirmative Action Measures" (Antonia Hernandez); (9) "Affirmative Action Choices" (Frank H. Wu); (10) "We Won't Go Back" (Lillian Galedo, with another essay under the same title by Kent Wong); (11) "The Face of Affirmative Action" (Warren T. Furutani) and a closing essay under that title by Jackie Young, Governor of Hawaii. (SLD)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Asian Americans, Attitudes, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Higher Education, Legislation, Minority Groups, Pacific Americans, Political Influences, Racial Discrimination
Asian Pacific American Public Policy Institute, 327 East Second Street, Suite 226, Los Angeles, CA 90012-4210, $3; fax: 213-485-0050; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; James G. Irvine Foundation, San Francisco, CA.; ARCO Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
Authoring Institution: Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP) Asian Pacific American Policy Inst.