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Will the Supreme Court Reaffirm Affirmative Action?

Wednesday, November 07, 2012 By Laura Flanders, Moyers & Company | Interview and Video
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Last month, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas, which challenges the constitutionality of race-based affirmative action. In 2003, the court decided that race could be considered a factor in college admissions; we’re waiting to find out how today’s more conservative court will rule on the issue. In the meantime, Laura Flanders talks with Kimberlé Crenshaw and Luke Harris, co-founders of the African American Policy Forum, about the case, the precedents, the potential outcomes, their personal stories, and why they believe we still need race-based affirmative action.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

Laura Flanders

Best-selling author and broadcaster, Laura Flanders interviews forward thinking people from the worlds of politics, business, culture and social movements on her internationally syndicated TV program, "The Laura Flanders Show." It airs weekly on KCET/LinkTV, FreeSpeech TV, and in English and Spanish in teleSUR. Flanders is also a contributing writer to The Nation and YES! Magazine ("Commonomics") and a regular guest on MSNBC. She is the author of six books, including The New York Times best-seller, BUSHWOMEN: Tales of a Cynical Species (Verso, 2004) and Blue GRIT: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians (Penguin Press, 2007). "The Laura Flanders Show" first aired on Air America Radio from 2004 to 2008. Follow her on Twitter: @GRITlaura.

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Will the Supreme Court Reaffirm Affirmative Action?

Wednesday, November 07, 2012 By Laura Flanders, Moyers & Company | Interview and Video
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
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Last month, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas, which challenges the constitutionality of race-based affirmative action. In 2003, the court decided that race could be considered a factor in college admissions; we’re waiting to find out how today’s more conservative court will rule on the issue. In the meantime, Laura Flanders talks with Kimberlé Crenshaw and Luke Harris, co-founders of the African American Policy Forum, about the case, the precedents, the potential outcomes, their personal stories, and why they believe we still need race-based affirmative action.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

Laura Flanders

Best-selling author and broadcaster, Laura Flanders interviews forward thinking people from the worlds of politics, business, culture and social movements on her internationally syndicated TV program, "The Laura Flanders Show." It airs weekly on KCET/LinkTV, FreeSpeech TV, and in English and Spanish in teleSUR. Flanders is also a contributing writer to The Nation and YES! Magazine ("Commonomics") and a regular guest on MSNBC. She is the author of six books, including The New York Times best-seller, BUSHWOMEN: Tales of a Cynical Species (Verso, 2004) and Blue GRIT: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians (Penguin Press, 2007). "The Laura Flanders Show" first aired on Air America Radio from 2004 to 2008. Follow her on Twitter: @GRITlaura.