Debate: ‘Affirmative action on campus does more harm than good’s

4 March 2014
William A. Jacobson

What if affirmative action actually hurts minorities?

Badger Pundit has the rundown on a debate at Harvard Law School over the proposition in the title of this post, Epic smackdown of affirmative action at Harvard ‘ following debate, audience’s opposition rises nearly a third.

It’s a discussion that people on campuses don’t like to have. Good for Harvard Law School for hosting such a debate with well-qualified speakers arguing each side. Too often the argument against affirmative action is denegrated as racism.

A speaker in favor of the proposition argued that affirmative action is an ‘epic policy failure’ because it actually hurts ‘ not helps ‘minority achievement through lower graduation and professional accomplishment rates.