desegregation, segregation, affirmative action, school integration, Bakke, Supreme Court
This review discusses J. Harvie Wilkinson's "From Brown to Bakke" and its companion work, "Counting by Race: Equality from the Founding Fathers to Bakke and Weber" written by Terry Eastland and William J. Bennett. Wilkinson's work is found to maintain a narrow focus on its specific subject of school desegregation and the Supreme Court, but it suffers from over-exaggeration and an abundance of adornment in his writing style. "Counting" is a provocative piece that asserts the position that the Constitution is still not color-blind, despite what many have proposed, and makes an authoritative argument for such a claim.
William W. Van Alstyne, Making Sense of Desegregation and Affirmative Action, 57 Texas Law Review 1489-1498 (1979) (reviewing J. Harvie Wilkinson, III From Brown to Bakke--The Supreme Court and School Integration: 1954-1978 (1979), and Terry Eastland & William J Bennett, Counting by Race: Equality from the Founding Fathers to Bakke and Weber (1979))