ERIC Number: EJ675749
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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The Diversity Rationale in Higher Education: An Overview of the Contemporary Legal Context.
Martinez, Ruben; Aguirre, Adalberto Jr.
Social Justice, v30 n1 p138-152 2003
Reviews major court decisions that have challenged the context for diversity and affirmative action initiatives in higher education, focusing on the notion of individual merit, historical court decisions, and higher education as contested terrain. Asserts that discussions of affirmative action are uncomfortable because they identify the unwillingness of American society to alter its institutions to accommodate an increasingly diverse and multicultural society. (SM)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Court Litigation, Equal Education, Higher Education, Racial Discrimination, Student Diversity
Social Justice, P.O. Box 40601, San Francisco, CA 94140 ($40, individual subscriptions; $78, institution, subscriptions)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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