This is the story of a man who searched his conscience, decided that the American Dream should be colorblind, and then set out to change the rules. Part memoir, part history lesson, and part road map, Creating Equal tells how a black man fought against affirmative action in California and Washington, D.C.It begins in segregated Louisiana with a hard-working, resilient family that refused to be destroyed by personal tragedy or to be defined by race. This is where Ward Connerly grew up. In 1993, he would be called to make the most difficult decision of his life: to convince the regents of the University of California to end affirmative action. Two years later, he did the same thing for Washington, D.C.More
"Surprisingly good...an outstanding combination of autobiography, polemic, and history...one of the year's best political books." (National Review)
"[Connerly] explains himself very well....[he] treats his many adversaries humanely....This is top-drawer right-wing apologetics." (Booklist)
"Memo to Al Gore and George W. Bush: Read this book....[a] warmly personal, highly readable book." (The Wall Street Journal)
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Creating Equal - Thanks Ward - I needed this!