Affirmative Action Pinbacks, circa 1978

Lot of 2 Affirmative Action-related pinbacks, comprising: 

Anti-Bakke Decision Coalition pinback, diam. 2.25 in. Yellow with an illustration of 5 faces, one holds up a wrench in front of the sun. -- Affirmative Action pinback, diam 2.26 in. St. Pierre Associations: Santa Monica, California, n.d., circa 1978. Blue with an illustration showing dozens of people across the United States map. 

The Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978) resulted in a Supreme Court decision that upheld the use of race as one factor in college admission, but held that racial quotas were not permitted. Affirmative action, giving preference to minority students in schools or applicants in the workplace, was the outgrowth of a number of court challenges. Since many minority children attended inferior schools, they were not prepared to compete with their white counterparts in schools and occupations. Although Brown v. Board of Education (1954) desegregated schools, it took Green v. County School Board (1968) to force schools to actively desegregate (rather than let it happen by student choice), which resulted in bussing of children to sometimes distant schools, a practice upheld by Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education (1970).

Estimate: $50 - $100
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