What has caused the affirmative action debate to become so acrimonious? Perhaps some insight may be gained By considering three competing models of affirmative action beneficiaries that underlie this debate: (1) the outsider group model; (2) the interest group model; and (3) what I will call the adversity group model.
Thomas W. Merrill,
Three Models of Affirmative Action Beneficiaries,
Harv. J. L. & Pub. Pol'y
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