Affirmative Action Still Needed
Baltimore Sun, June 6th. 2013, p. 19
2 Pages Posted: 30 Aug 2013
Date Written: June 6, 2013
Affirmative action in higher education raises difficult questions of access and fairness. Opponents argue that it discriminates against whites and certain other groups, while proponents emphasize that it increases opportunities for underrepresented minorities. Though concerns about fairness properly limit the scope and frequency of affirmative action, minority underrepresentation in highly selective colleges and universities continues to validate its use.
Keywords: fairness, affirmative action, access, discrimination, minorities, higher education, colleges, universities, Bakke, Grutter v. Bollinger, Fisher v. University of Texas, Sandra Day O'Connor
JEL Classification: J71, J79, K19, K39, K49
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation