Harvard’s Randall Kennedy on affirmative action
October 10, 2013
GUEST: RANDALL KENNEDY
Next week The Supreme Court hears arguments whether the state of Michiganâ€™s voter-based decision banning affirmative action is legal in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action. This follows the Courtâ€™s review of Fisher v. University of Texas this summer that sent the case back to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Both deal with public universitiesâ€™ selection of a diverse student body. Why is affirmative action so divided? How is criteria determined if one receives a preference? And should affirmative action end? Harvard Law School professor, RANDALL KENNEDY, has written a new book, â€śFor Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action, and the Lawâ€ť and returns to Radio Times to discuss the controversial subject.