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Denise O’Neil Green, Ghazala Knight and Matthew D. Green

Obviously affirmative action has had a presence in presidential politics since the Kennedy Administration; however, the focus of this paper is not to chronicle the…

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Purpose

Obviously affirmative action has had a presence in presidential politics since the Kennedy Administration; however, the focus of this paper is not to chronicle the treatment of affirmative action policy in each presidency since the 1960s, but rather to take a different look at affirmative action from the context of contemporary times during the Obama Administration, with both Clinton and Bush Administrations as reference points.

Design/methodology/approach

In addition to noting how the Clinton and Bush Administrations responded to critics of the 50 +  year old policy framework of acting affirmatively, this paper explores how the Obama Administration has advanced access by supporting race-conscious admissions and principles of the diversity rationale.

Findings

This paper also argues that the Obama Administration has acted affirmatively by establishing and/or promoting economic policies that seek to address the legacy of poverty, thereby expanding access further.

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The Obama Administration and Educational Reform
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ISBN: 978-1-78350-709-2

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The Obama Administration and Educational Reform
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78350-709-2

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Publication date: 1 December 2014

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The Obama Administration and Educational Reform
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78350-709-2

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