ERIC Number: ED465368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Affirmative Action Programs: A Current Perspective.
Muhammad, Habibah P.
Recent lawsuits and judgments brought against colleges and universities for enacting affirmative action policies are threatening to dismantle the core principles of the Bakke decision (Regents of the University of California v. Bakke) and undermine the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This paper discusses current issues and challenges that pertain to affirmative action programs that are directly related to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Among the most recent challenges to colleges and universities is the case of Johnson v. Board of Regents of the University of Georgia. The decision by the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has the potential to alter affirmative action programs and their ability to bridge the gap for minority students seeking educational attainment. The paper also contains a brief review of the historical events that produced the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as background to the discussion of the current controversy. (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bakke v Regents of University of California; Civil Rights Act 1964 Title VI