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Book Review: ’The Age of Entitlement’ Falls Short | National Review
Response to The Age of Entitlement, by Christopher Caldwell. Especially the argument that the 1964 Civil Rights Act created a new constitution.
civil-rights  affirmative-action  racism  history  law  constitution 
15 days ago by tsuomela
Shelby Steele -- Affirmative Action Doesn't Solve the Real Problem
Affirmative action has always been more about the restoration of legitimacy to American institutions than the uplift of blacks and other minorities. For 30 years after its inception, no one even bothered to measure its effectiveness in minority progress. Advocates of racial preferences tried to prove that these policies actually helped minorities only after 1996, when California's Proposition 209 banned racial preferences in all state institutions, scaring supporters across the country.
affirmative-action  race  racism  policy  guilt  institutions  history  america 
july 2009 by tsuomela
The CRA Blood Libel |
why we needed a Community Redevelopment Act in the first place. And, more importantly, why we still need one now.
economics  housing  affirmative-action  law  crisis  1970s  race  conservatism 
october 2008 by tsuomela
Lawyers, Guns and Money: The Sub Prime Kristol Meltdown
I remember back in the late '90s when Ira Katznelson, an eminent political scientist at Columbia, came to deliver a guest lecture to an economic philosophy class I was taking. It was a great lecture, made more so by the fact that the class was only about ten or twelve students and we got got ask all kinds of questions and got a lot of great, provocative answers. Anyhow, Prof. Katznelson described a lunch he had with Irving Kristol back either during the first Bush administration. The talk turned to William Kristol, then Dan Quayle's chief of staff, and how he got his start in politics. Irving recalled how he talked to his friend Harvey Mansfield at Harvard, who secured William a place there as both an undergrad and graduate student
conservatism  affirmative-action  meritocracy 
october 2008 by tsuomela

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