Rites of Passage: Race, the Supreme Court, and the Constitution
William W. Van Alstyne
William & Mary Law School
University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 46, No. 4, p. 775, 1979
William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-200
At the onset of the "minority contractors" cases, this article stresses that race-based laws have yielded undesirable by-products that actually made the laws less advantageous than the unequal situations the laws tried to prevent. This essay urges that if race is used as a standard for assigning advantage, the same inequities will repeat once race is seen as an acceptable legislative standard.
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Keywords: desegregation, affirmative action, contractor, state actor, public employeeAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: January 11, 2012 ; Last revised: January 22, 2012
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