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Will the Supreme Court Reaffirm Affirmative Action?

Wednesday, 07 November 2012 12:37 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.

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Laura Flanders

Best-selling author and broadcaster Laura Flanders is the "strong local economies" fellow at Yes! Magazine and a contributing writer to The Nation. She hosts "The Laura Flanders Show" on GRITtv, an independent source for in-depth interviews with forward thinking people. Sign up to receive the latest at GRITtv.org or facebook.com/grittv. On Twitter, she's @GRITlaura.


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Will the Supreme Court Reaffirm Affirmative Action?

Wednesday, 07 November 2012 12:37 By Laura Flanders, Moyers & Company | Interview and Video

Media

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 is the "strong local economies" fellow at Yes! Magazine and a contributing writer to The Nation. She hosts "The Laura Flanders Show" on GRITtv, an independent source for in-depth interviews with forward thinking people. Sign up to receive the latest at GRITtv.org or facebook.com/grittv. On Twitter, she's @GRITlaura.


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