Affirmative Action Debate Always Misses The Point

The importance of diversity seems to get lost.

The importance of diversity seems to get lost.

Looks like the affirmative action debate is still going strong.

In an interview on the Huffington Post Live, Professor Lino Graglia, a University of Texas law professor, pointed to test scores on the SAT and LSAT, where he said:

“blacks generally score hundreds of points lower than whites and Asians”, to buttress his claim that affirmative action translates to admitting “the blacks… that come closest to meeting the ordinary standards. And these are going to be the most advantaged blacks.”

Amazing how historical and current discrimination that impacts urban schools, funding and therefore test scores are left out of his equation.

Here is a piece of that interview/debate.

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2 thoughts on “Affirmative Action Debate Always Misses The Point

  1. And not all high schools even offer Advanced Placement classes. Not to mention that the quality of teachers is different in different high schools; and the college level of the parents has a huge impact on how well their children excel academically.

    • Earnest Harris says:

      Indeed it is amazing how so much is ignored when people want to argue that the field is equal and we don’t need special efforts, still.

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