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Affirmative Action: Where Do We Go from Here
University of San Francisco Law Review
  • john a. powell, Berkeley Law
Publication Date
9-1-2013
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Abstract

This Article addresses the theme "Affirmative Action: Where do we go from here?" by attempting to unpack affirmative action and a few principles and rationales that have left us with little more than a snapshot. Part I discusses the distortions related to "critical mass" and race. Part II discusses the relationship between decision-making and the unconscious. Part III touches on racialized U.S. space. Part IV, briefly discusses situatedness 6 and examples of efforts to navigate it. Finally, in Part V, I conclude with a few final thoughts about racial polarization in today's society.

Citation Information
Affirmative Action: Where Do We Go from Here, 48 U.S.F. L. Rev. 281 (2013)