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Affirmative Action and Closing the Asset Gap

Affirmative Action is not about reparation for past injustice, it is about correcting the current unjust legacy of past privilege.

Several months ago I heard an interview with two collage professors who had written a book about the legacy of past racism. I have finnally gotten off my butt and dug out their names.

Black Wealth, White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality by Melvin L. Oliver, Thomas M. Shapiro

I also found some other sites on the subject.

The Opposite of Racism Isn't Colorblindness By Sean Gonsalves, AlterNet

Colorblind Racism By Sally Lehrman,

Poverty & Race Research Action Council PRRAC is a non-partisan, national, not-for-profit organization convened by major civil rights, civil liberties and anti-poverty groups. Our purpose is to link social science research to advocacy work in order to successfully address problems at the intersection of race and poverty.

Racial Wealth Disparities: Is the Gap Closing? by Edward N. Wolff

Talking About Affirmative Action from NOW's web site.

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