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In the 1960s, we resolved as a nation never to judge people by the color of their skin. But today, race-based public policy has once again become the norm, this time under the banner of affirmative action. How, asks Terry Eastland, did such a turnabout take place, and how can we restore colorblind law in America today? In this compelling and powerful book, Eastland lays bare the absurdities and injustices of affirmative action, and presents the strongest case to date for doing away with race-based and gender-based preferences--a ringing call for all Americans to reclaim our nation's shared values of equal protection under the law, without reference to race, color, creed, gender, or national origin.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465013890
ISBN-10: 0465013899
Format: Paperback
(204mm x 135mm x 18mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 27-Feb-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Terry Eastland

Terry Eastland is editor of Forbes MediaCritic and a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C. He lives in McLean, Virginia.