Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Achilles Heel of Affirmative Action

The Chronicle of Higher Education
October 11, 2012, 5:01 pm

When I attended Wednesday’s Supreme Court oral argument in Fisher v. University of Texas, all eyes were on Justice Anthony Kennedy, in whose hands, most people believe, rests the fate of racial affirmative action in higher-education admissions. Four justices to Kennedy’s right appear to strongly oppose racial preferences as unconstitutional, while three to his left favor them (Justice Elena Kagan recused herself). 

Full Story: http://chronicle.com/blogs/conversation/2012/10/11/the-achilles-heel-of-affirmative-action/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

(Richard Kahlenberg strikes again with his oft-used argument that class-based discrimination should replace race-based affirmative action...)

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