Making Sense of Desegregation and Affirmative Action
William W. Van Alstyne
William & Mary Law School
Texas Law Review, Vol. 57, No. 8, p. 1489, 1979
William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-199
This review discusses J. Harvie Wilkinson's "From Brown to Bakke" and its companion work, "Counting by Race: Equality from the Founding Fathers to Bakke and Weber" written by Terry Eastland and William J. Bennett. Wilkinson's work is found to maintain a narrow focus on its specific subject of school desegregation and the Supreme Court, but it suffers from over-exaggeration and an abundance of adornment in his writing style. "Counting" is a provocative piece that asserts the position that the Constitution is still not color-blind, despite what many have proposed, and makes an authoritative argument for such a claim.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 11
Keywords: desegregation, affirmative action, book reviewAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: January 11, 2012
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