Beyond black and white : affirmative action in America

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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.
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-
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Fred Friendly Seminars (Firm); Century Foundation
Television panel discussions
Education; Civil Rights, Civic Engagement; Education; Civil Rights, Discrimination; 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
North America; United States
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57 minutes; color


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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.
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Filename: lms-089714; Fedora 2 PID: umd:10719; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/3194; Catalog Key: alephsys004129707; OCLC: ocm75271702

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