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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
In this attention-grabbing book, the author addresses issues on affirmative action as an answer to American racism. No doubt, there is a strong penalty for black Americans inside the American social milieu, and a remedy was sought for this through the affirmative action program. The 1960s marked the onset of affirmative action programs which had dwindled by the 1980s, due to an adverse political climate. This book focuses on black Americans as beneficiaries of affirmative action programs because they are the descendants of slaves brought to this country forcibly and subjected to incessant racism. The government not only encouraged the practice of racism, but gave legal sanctions for it. For these reasons, the author argues, the black Americans deserve a unique entitlement to employment benefits.
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