Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Unintended Consequences

Peter Kirsanow of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights takes on Affirmative Action preferences in academia:

If there was a product on the market that caused blacks, or any other group, to end up at the bottom of the class, flunk out in large numbers, and suffer in the job market there would be an uproar for the Federal Trade Commission to pull the product immediately, coupled with calls for congressional investigations. Lawsuits would abound. Not so with racial preferences. Maybe it’s just easier to scam black students than fix the structural problems causing poor performance.

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