**Recommended for student use.
**American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, “Affirmative Action and the Constiution”, Washington D.C., 1987. This is a transcript of a forum held on May 21, 1985. The moderator was John Charles Daly. The participants were William B. Allen, Drew S. Days III, Benjamin Hooks, and William Bradford Reynolds. During the forum the participants present valuable information regarding affirmative action that is of benefit to the teacher as well as the student.
**Eastland, Terry and Bennett, William J.
Counting By Race; Equality from the Founding Fathers to Bakke and Weber
. New York: Basic Books, Inc., Publishers, 1979. This book contains good accounts of the Bakke and Weber decisions. Students in 8th grade and high school would be able to read and understand the information in this book.
Fiss, Owen. “Groups and the Equal Protection Clause”—in
Equality and Preferential Treatment
. eds. Cohen, Nagel and Scanlon. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1977. Excellent source on the standards and steps the Supreme Court uses in handling affirmative action cases.
The Reverse Discrimination Controversy
. Totowa, N.J.: Rowman and Littlefield, 1980. This source provides an in depth review of the challenges to affirmative action. Good and useful source.
Goldman, Alan H.
Justice and Reverse Discrimination
. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University press, 1979. This text contains various intellectual views(i.e. Iibertarian, egalitarian) on affirmative action. This text also has an excellent discussion on the history of affirmative action and the goal and quota issues affiliated with this controversial policy.
Discrimination and Reverse Discrimination
. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983. This source provides insightful information on the reverse discrimination argument.
Affirmative Action and Justice
. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1991. This source contains insightful information on all the cases discussed in my unit as well as a history of affirmative action. This source also presents various political and intellectual views on this topic.
Thalberg, Irving. “Themes in the Reverse Discrimination Debate”. Ethics 91: 138-50, 1980. This source offers some powerful arguments in favor of affirmative action.
Thompson, Judith Jarvis. “Preferential Hiring”—in
Equality and Prefential Treatment
, eds., Cohen, Nagel, and Scanlon. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1977. This source provides some interesting justifications for preferential treatment for minorities and women.