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Beyond black and white : affirmative action in America

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Summary:All sides of the affirmative action issue have targeted the same goal: ending racism of all types. But do opportunities for some have to come at the expense of others? In this Fred Friendly Seminar moderated by Harvard Law School's Charles Ogletree, a what-if scenario revolves around a university's efforts to enroll a diverse student body of qualified candidates. Panelists include Ward Connerly, proponent of California's Proposition 209; Christopher Edley, Jr., author of Not All Black & White: Affirmative Action, Race, and American Values; Julius Becton, Jr., former head of Washington, D.C.'s public schools; Ruth Simmons, president of Smith College; and policy activists from the African-American, Asian, Native American, and Latino communities.
Contributor:Elliott, Martha J. H.
Greco, Joan I.
Ganguzza, Mark
Ogletree, Charles J.
Connerly, Ward, 1939-
Edley, Christopher F., 1928-
Becton, Julius W. (Julius Wesley), 1926-
Simmons, Ruth, 1945-
Provider:WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Fred Friendly Seminars (Firm)
Century Foundation
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Topical subjects:Affirmative action programs in education -- United States
Discrimination in education -- United States
Race discrimination -- United States
Minorities -- Education -- United States
Universities and colleges -- Admission -- Law and legislation -- United States
Genre:Television panel discussions
Credits:Moderator, Charles J. Ogletree ; panelists, Ward Connerly, Angela Walker, Ruth J. Simmons, Ann Coulter, Frank D. Riggs, Ann F. Lewis, Antonia Hernandez, Suzan Shown Harjo, Diane Chin, Robert L. Woodson, Sr., Christopher Edley, Jr., Judge Jon O. Newman, John R. Strangfeld, Tamar Jacoby, Lt. Gen. Julius W. Becton, Jr. Editor, Jonathan Fein.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Education
Civil Rights, Civic Engagement
Films@UM Browse terms:Education
Civil Rights, Discrimination
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