Harvard’s Randall Kennedy on affirmative action

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    GUEST: RANDALL KENNEDY

    Next week The Supreme Court hears arguments whether the state of Michigan’s voter-based decision banning affirmative action is legal in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action. This follows the Court’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 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, has written a new book, “For Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action, and the Law” and returns to Radio Times to discuss the controversial subject.

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