Burning Down the House Politics Governance and Affirmative Action at the University of CA pdf

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Burning Down the House Politics Governance and Affirmative Action at the University of California by Brian Pusser pdf

Burning Down the House Politics Governance and Affirmative Action at the University of California by Brian Pusser pdf free download. On July 20, 1995, in the culmination of twelve months of rising organizational and political-economic conflict, the University of California (UC) Board of Regents voted 14–10 to end race and gender preferences in university admissions, and 15–10 to do so for employment and contracting.1 The votes, having been delayed by a bomb threat, were taken at the end of more than twelve hours of deliberation.

Burning Down the House Politics Governance and Affirmative Action at the University of California by Brian Pusser pdf

The Regents’ votes on proposals SP-1 and SP-2 marked a historic reversal of nearly thirty years of UC affirmative action efforts, and made UC the first public university in America to eliminate the use of race and gender in admissions and employment. The Regents’ actions were all the more remarkable coming from a university that, as the defendant in the landmark 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case UC Regents v. Bakke, had done much to preserve and codify existing national affirmative action policies in higher education.

Burning Down the House Politics Governance and Affirmative Action at the University of California by Brian Pusser pdf

The fall of affirmative action at UC challenged a number of prevalent understandings of the nature of policymaking and governance in higher education. An impressive array of institutional factions had urged the Regents to preserve UC’s existing policies on affirmative action. Supporters included the president of the system, the university provost, all nine chancellors, representatives of the nine campus academic senates, representatives of all nine UC student associations, representatives of the system’s major staff organizations, representatives of the university alumni association, and the faculty representatives to the Board of Regents.

Burning Down the House Politics Governance and Affirmative Action at the University of California by Brian Pusser pdf

Burning Down the House Politics Governance and Affirmative Action at the University of California by Brian Pusser pdf

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