Thursday, March 1, 2012

Ruben Navarrette: A new challenge to affirmative action

12:06 AM, Mar. 1, 2012

As you would expect from someone who has written about this subject for more than 25 years, my answer is nuanced.

If the goal of the program is to make amends for past injustice, then we should end it. Growing up Mexican-American in the Southwest in the 1940s and '50s, my parents routinely faced discrimination. But that should not entitle my own children, who are being raised in an upper-middle-class neighborhood, to a leg up when they apply to college. One has nothing to do with the other.

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