Affirmative action and reaction

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  • This program examines the issue of affirmative action with Lani Guinier, professor of law at the Univ. of Pennsylvania and President Clinton's controversial nominee for Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. Among the many questions examined in the program are: How do blacks and whites differ in their understanding of affirmative action? Is affirmative action still necessary to remedy past discrimination? What changes, if any, should be made to affirmative action programs?


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Sept. 19, 2005.
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  • Affirmative Action in America (2:11) -- Affirmative Action and Public Discourse (3:35) -- Fourteenth Amendment (2:36) -- Affirmative Action and Political Rhetoric (3:39) -- Social Tension and Affirmative Action (3:29) -- Discrimination and Black History (3:30) -- Discrimination, Women, and Law School (2:02) -- Future of Affirmative Action (2:52)
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