Phi Beta Cons

Do We Need to Keep Affirmative Action Going?

In today’s Pope Center piece, Larry Purdy (one of the lawyers who worked in the 2003 Grutter case) reviews the recent book by Notre Dame professor James Sterba, Affirmative Action for the Future. Purdy finds little more than the jaded cliches of the pro-preferences movement in the book and no effort to deal with the many arguments that have been raised against the utility and morality of giving certain people preference merely because of their family background.

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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