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The Affirmative Action Controversy

27 Pages Posted: 13 Aug 2006  

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

New York Law School; Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations


This Article summarizes the law of affirmative action and argues that affirmative action constitutes reverse discrimination. If equal opportunity were truly the goal, then preference could be given based upon economic status. However, racial classifications should never be used - particularly after you consider this nations history of permitting discrimination.

Keywords: affirmative action, reverse discrimination, employment discrimination

Suggested Citation

Rubinstein, Mitchell H., The Affirmative Action Controversy. Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal, Vol. 3, p. 111, 1985-1986; Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 164. Available at SSRN:

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