In the Affirmative: Education and Affirmative Action

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Ted Shaw, director-counsel and president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund; Lani Guinier, civil rights scholar, Bennet Boskey professor of law at Harvard University Law School and author of the forthcoming, Meritocracy Inc.: How Wealth Became Merit, Class Became Race, and College Education Became a Gift from the Poor to the Rich and Lee Bollinger, president of Columbia University discuss the future of affirmative action in educaton.

Our guests will discuss The Future of Diversity tonight at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (515 Malcolm X Blvd.) at 7PM. For reservations, call 212 870 2549.


Lee Bollinger, Lani Guinier and Ted Shaw
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Comments [1]


From the composition of your panel, no one would be able to tell that affirmative action is a controversial policy in the U.S.

Where's the viewpoint diversity?

Some people believe that the way to achieve equality is to treat people equally, regardless of race. This position has been victorious at the ballot box in California, Michigan, and Washington State. It would be nice if a proponent of this mainstream perspective could get some airtime on your show. Good talk radio should not sound like an echo chamber.

Thanks for your consideration, Brian Lehrer.

May. 24 2007 02:24 PM

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