Affirmative Action as a Strategy of Justice, 17 Philosophy & Public Policy 37 (1997)
The problem that affirmative action seeks to remedy is a structural one. For its first hundred years, this country embraced a slave system defined in racial terms; for its next hundred, the country's caste structure was maintained by a strict system of segregation known as Jim Crow.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Fiss, Owen M., "Affirmative Action as a Strategy of Justice" (1997). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 1322.