Racial preferences are one of the most controversial issues in American public policy. Terry Eastland offers a compelling argument for dismantling them entirely. In this cogent analysis--better presented here than in several books holding similar views--Eastland shows how bureaucratic and judicial rulings transformed the civil rights movement's noble ideal of equal opportunity for all individuals into the much more problematic goal of equal results for all groups.
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From Scientific American
Tightly written and tightly reasoned. [Eastland] brings into sharp focus the legal issues, the political issues, and the moral issues. . . . He not only takes on the thankless task of analyzing the principal fallacies behind affirmative action, but also explains why the attempt to remedy it must be carefully crafted.