Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White

Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White provides a comprehensive defense of affirmative action, and argues that such efforts are important tools in the struggle against institutional racism and white racial privilege.  Wise presents compelling evidence of ongoing white advantage, and then shatters the conservative critique of affirmative action, in this fact-filled but easy to digest volume.

Praise for Affirmative Action

Kimberle Crenshaw, professor of law at Columbia University and UCLA, says:

Not only does (Wise) respond effectively to the deceptive arguments of the right, but he also proves that every day is affirmative action day for (whites) in America.  Until that reality is altered, we must fight the ongoing assualt on civil rights.  This book will make that effort easier.

Education Review notes:

Wise, does a superb job of making his point and then providing ample evidence, both legal and statistical, to support it…”

And the Journal of Higher Education says:

Wise fully delivers (by merging scholarship with politically engaged criticism in a short and accessibly written manner)… this book is forceful, relentless, and convincing.