The Current Debate on Affirmative Action

“The current debate on affirmative action is playing out in the context of widespread anxieties about the changing face of the nation. Research that links diversity to negative outcomes legitimizes these anxieties. And it doesn’t help that this research has found its way into arguments against affirmative action. But disadvantage and unequal opportunities, rather than diversity, present the biggest obstacles to our getting along.” — from “Don’t Blame Diversity for Distrust” by Maria Abascal and Delia Baldassarri (The New York Times)

 

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