Diversity and Democracy
Stetson University - College of Law
University of Cincinnati Law Review, Vol. 72, p. 961, 2004
Stetson University College of Law Research Paper
For decades, American law has debated, inconclusively, whether the great legal pronouncements against race discrimination permit “affirmative action.” As a means of ending much of this debate, this article argues that it may be a good time for Congress to answer this question directly. For decades, it was assumed that affirmative action would never be accepted explicitly by legislatures; it would have to be adopted through less democratic means. But attitudes have changed, and the time might be ripe for straighter talk and a democratic solution to the affirmative action debate.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 16
Keywords: Race Discrimination, Affirmative Action
JEL Classification: K10, K19, K30, K39Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: July 2, 2010
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