How “compelling” is racial diversity theory?
[in Wessman v. Gittens, the U.S. Court of Appealsfor the First Circuit struck down a race-based admissions plan developed by the Boston publicschool system; “diversity” rationale questioned, but not discarded], 794. 98.47 How “compelling” is racial diversity theory?, Part II [review and analysis of The Shape of theRiver by William Bowen and Derek Bok; political realities and the need to consider alternativesto race-based affirmative action: the “backbone of the Democratic party” (54% of unionmembers; half of women voters) voted for the successful Washington state anti-preferenceinitiative], 798. Return to Top Return to Topical Index Race Relations / 1999 99.20 Affirmative Action, part I [excerpts from two federal court decisions interpreting and applying the U.S. Supreme Court I decision: Smith v. University of Washington Law School and Wooden v. Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia], 854. 99.21 Affirmative Action, part II [Justice Powell warns against using an affirmat