Phi Beta Cons

A Pithy Podcast

Over at the Chronicle’s website, there’s a podcast interview with Peter Schmidt, a Chronicle editor who has written a new book about how “rich, white kids”–those dastardly devils–are winning the war over affirmative action.
The Publisher’s comments over at Powell’s show just how academic of an exercise Mr. Schmidt’s new book is. Schmidt supposedly reveals how:
* Colleges use affirmative action to mask how much they cater to the country club crowd and to solicit support from the big corporations they steer minority students toward
* Conservatives have used opposition to affirmative action to advance a broader agenda that includes gutting government programs that help level the playing field
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