The Hidden Debate

The Truth Revealed about the Battle over Affirmative Action in South Africa and the United States

By Akil Kokayi Khalfani

© 2006 – Routledge

292 pages | 8 B/W Illus.

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780415648301
pub: 2013-02-13
Hardback: 9780415976916
pub: 2005-10-28

About the Book

The Hidden Debate is a fresh and cutting-edge comparative analysis of the ongoing and highly charged social conflict over affirmative action in South Africa and the United States. The debate over affirmative action has raged for over 30 years in the United States and since the early 1990s in South Africa with minimal agreement or resolution. In part this discord remains because scholars, journalists, politicians, and other social analysts have failed to properly specify and examine the problem.

About the Author

Dr. Khalfani is President and Founder of ATIRA Corp, a Think Tank that develops solutions to African problems globally. He is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Essex County College and is also a Research Associate with the African Census Analysis Project at the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently editing a special volume of Critical Sociology that examines racial statistics.

About the Series

African Studies

History, Politics, Economics and Culture

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations