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Backfire : (Record no. 195556)

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001 - CONTROL NUMBER
control field backfirereporter00zeln
003 - CONTROL NUMBER IDENTIFIER
control field CaSfIA
005 - DATE AND TIME OF LATEST TRANSACTION
control field 20140120100511.0
007 - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION FIXED FIELD--GENERAL INFORMATION
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008 - FIXED-LENGTH DATA ELEMENTS--GENERAL INFORMATION
fixed length control field 960315s1996 dcu b 001 0 eng
010 ## - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CONTROL NUMBER
LC control number 96013733
040 ## - CATALOGING SOURCE
Original cataloging agency
Transcribing agency DLC
Modifying agency BAKER
-- BTCTA
-- YDXCP
-- OCLCG
-- UAB
-- CaSfIA
020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 0895264552
020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9780895264558
035 ## - SYSTEM CONTROL NUMBER
System control number (OCoLC)34472985
043 ## - GEOGRAPHIC AREA CODE
Geographic area code n-us---
050 00 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CALL NUMBER
Classification number HF5549.5.A34
Item number Z45 1996
082 00 - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number 331.13/3/0973
Edition number 20
029 1# - (OCLC)
OCLC library identifier YDXCP
System control number 1010649
029 1# - (OCLC)
OCLC library identifier NZ1
System control number 3332669
029 1# - (OCLC)
OCLC library identifier AU@
System control number 000012242257
100 1# - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Zelnick, Robert,
Dates associated with a name 1940-
245 10 - TITLE STATEMENT
Title Backfire :
Medium [electronic resource]
Remainder of title a reporter's look at affirmative action /
Statement of responsibility, etc Bob Zelnick.
260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC. (IMPRINT)
Place of publication, distribution, etc Washington, D.C. :
Name of publisher, distributor, etc Regnery Pub. ;
Place of publication, distribution, etc Lanham, MD :
Name of publisher, distributor, etc Distributed to the trade by National Book Network,
Date of publication, distribution, etc c1996.
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent xiii, 415 p. ;
Dimensions 24 cm.
504 ## - BIBLIOGRAPHY, ETC. NOTE
Bibliography, etc Includes bibliographical references and index.
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc In this urgently important book, Zelnick looks past the good intentions to how affirmative action really works in such areas as voting rights, employment, minority set-asides, mortgage and insurance regulation, and education.
520 8# - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc Buttressing his case with the latest research data and scores of real-life examples, Zelnick shows overwhelmingly that affirmative action: favors the less qualified over the more qualified; endangers public safety in such areas as crime and fire prevention, and even medical care; has made it all but impossible for business and government to use objective merit selection criteria in hiring and promotion; brings few benefits to those most in need of help, and benefits mostly those who don't need it; distracts from - and even exacerbates the real causes of misery among inner city blacks; has developed powerful constituencies in business and government; has been broadened for political purposes to include beneficiaries who want relief but lack the historical claim of blacks; legitimizes negative stigmas about minorities and pandering to the darker instincts of racial animosity; and as an ideology has proven immune to conclusive evidence that it is counterproductive.
520 8# - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc Zelnick traces how affirmative action was first sold as a short-term program designed to expand employer awareness of qualified minority job applicants, but instead has become a coercive network of race-conscious laws, regulations, quotas, preferences, and entitlement programs - in short, an assault on the very value of equality of opportunity it was supposed to promote. Zelnick also shows how affirmative action is increasingly being challenged in the courts and political arena. He concludes with an in-depth, behind the-scenes report on the affirmative action battles now raging in California, whose outcomes will have major consequences nationwide, and for years to come.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Affirmative action programs
Geographic subdivision United States.
776 08 - ADDITIONAL PHYSICAL FORM ENTRY
Display text Online version:
Main entry heading Zelnick, Robert, 1940-
Title Backfire.
Place, publisher, and date of publication Washington, D.C. : Regnery Pub. ; Lanham, MD : Distributed to the trade by National Book Network, c1996
Record control number (OCoLC)604674317
856 41 - ELECTRONIC LOCATION AND ACCESS
Uniform Resource Identifier <a href="http://www.archive.org/details/backfirereporter00zeln">http://www.archive.org/details/backfirereporter00zeln</a>
Public note Free eBook from the Internet Archive
856 42 - ELECTRONIC LOCATION AND ACCESS
Uniform Resource Identifier <a href="http://www.openlibrary.org/books/OL976608M">http://www.openlibrary.org/books/OL976608M</a>
Public note Additional information and access via Open Library
942 ## - ADDED ENTRY ELEMENTS (KOHA)
Koha item type E-BOOKS

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