A conflict of principles : the battle over affirmative action at the University of Michigan / Carl Cohen.
Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, 2014.
vii, 302 pages ; 24 cm
"Carl Cohen, a left-wing philosophy professor at the University of Michigan who had long fought for civil rights and individual liberty, strongly believed that racial justice can only be attained in a society that is color-blind and that does not operate on the basis of quotas related to race, gender, religion or ethnicity. These beliefs lead Cohen to become a strong opponent of affirmative action in higher education, a battle that divided him from his normal allies on the left and that was waged in part at the university with which Cohen has been associated for over 50 years. In this book he tells the story of how he came to be a strong opponent of affirmative action in university admissions policies and the battles he fought at Michigan"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-292) and index.
KFM4592.2 .C64 2014
9780700619962 hardback 0700619968 hardback 9780700620432 (ebook) 0700620435 (ebook)