Many people in Nixon’s camp had genuine faith in affirmative action. It wasn’t designed to fail, but it wasn’t designed to succeed, either; the intent behind it was not rooted in a desire to help...
Say a white boy takes a wrong turn and comes to my hood,” he once said. “Now he’s in the minority––nobody wants him there, unless it’s to rob his ass––and more than anything he has...
However much history may be invoked in support of these policies (affirmative action), no policy can apply to history but can only apply to the present or the future. The past may be many things,...
I had no need to apologize that the look-wider, search-more affirmative action that Princeton and Yale practiced had opened doors for me. That was its purpose: to create the conditions whereby students from disadvantaged backgrounds...
I think that even someone who got into an institution through affirmative action could prove they were qualified by what they accomplished there. Page 188
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