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Harvard’s Randall Kennedy on affirmative action

January 20, 2014

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GUEST: RANDALL KENNEDY

[From the Radio Times archives] This Supreme Court session heard arguments on affirmative action. Both Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action and Fisher v. University of Texas dealt with public universities’ 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, came in last fall to talk about his recent book, “For Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action, and the Law.”

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