So, I caught this in today's paper: affirmative action is being debated by the Supreme Court again.
Its surprising the court decided to hear it. The Graatz v. Bollinger implied the issue was off the table for at least 2 decades, and there is no remedy for this particular case. Kagan was responsible enough to recuse herself.
I dislike judicial activism, but America seems to have passed the buck to the courts here.
Without making this too controversial, what do you all think should be done? I think some sort of affirmative action should exist, but should be income/opportunity based. Current policy actually benefits the minorities least likely to experience racism: a member of a minority group is much more likely to experience discrimination in Camden than Princeton.
A black kid in the ghetto has much more in common with a white kid in the ghetto than he does with the offspring of Will Smith. And in the case of a poor student, coming from a broken home will have a far larger impact on academic performance than skin color.
And this brings us to Wall Street. Should diversity program exist? Are they inappropriate once you are out of college, and should they be based on race/gender/sexual orientation as they are now?