American Sociological Association

Review Essays: The Sorry State of Civil Rights

It has been more than half a century since Washington outlawed workplace discrimination. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 spawned a complex, unwieldy compliance system. An army of experts—diversity consultants, human resources professionals, government regulators, plaintiff attorneys, insurance underwriters, management attorneys, judges—has helped to develop, and justify, a host of “symbolic” workplace civil rights measures.

Authors

Frank Dobbin

Volume

47

Issue

5

Starting Page

541

Ending Page

543