Sunday, July 26, 2009

Cultural Commentary: Thoughts on Affirmative Action

Interesting op-ed. And in the Washington Post, even. Here's bit of it that might grab your attention:
We are headed now, it seems, into a legal thicket created by the incompatibility of two notions of equality: "disparate impact" and "equal protection under the law." The former is a legalism evolved from judicial interpretations of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act; the latter is a constitutional guarantee.
That can' t be good. By the way, here's a useful rule of thumb: "When in doubt, go for the Constitution."

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