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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Time to consider new models of affirmative action
An excerpt from the press release reads: "The authors, Advocate Mark Oppenheimer and analyst Cecelia Kok, argue that the current race-based policy of affirmative action is an ineffective way of seeking to address past wrongs. They write that race is no longer an accurate proxy for disadvantage, given the number of upwardly mobile ‘black’ people who have prospered since 1994. Hence, the use of race in deciding who should be given preferential treatment by employers is now likely to result in already wealthy people being given an unnecessary leg-up."