Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White


reviewed by Mark S. Giles - 2006

coverTitle: Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White
Author(s): Tim J. Wise
Publisher: Routledge/Falmer, New York
ISBN: 041595049X, Pages: 196, Year: 2005
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Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White by Tim J. Wise is a complex work that does not simply examine affirmative action policy in educational circles, but takes a wider view of social and racial preferences in housing, employment, and citizen rights.  The book is written from a distinctive perspective, antiracist and anti-white privilege, and targets a highly controversial topic, affirmative action.  However, the book provides insightful analysis, critical in-depth exploration of key issues, and offers evidence from scholarly research and reliable sources to support its assertions, arguments, and conclusions.  The writing is first rate, too.   Make no mistake, the book is clearly about race, white privilege, systemic racism.  It frames the diversity conversation within the history of America’s racial divide.  His analyses and conclusions might prove unsettling to those who consider racial issues behind us as a nation and less central to the wider diversity movement.  Wise uses... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 5, 2006, p. 821-824
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12158, Date Accessed: 9/21/2021 10:36:47 AM

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