When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson

posted Jan 6, 2016, 7:32 AM by Delia McGee   [ updated Jan 6, 2016, 7:36 AM ]
When Affirmative Action Was White

"This meticulously-researched study of the landmark programs we thought we knew all about, including the New Deal and The G.I. Bill, shows how the political compromises in passing and implementing these programs, coupled with ingrained institutional and societal racism, acted against the interests of Black Americans, reinforcing Jim Crow and white privilege."