Daily Archives: June 28, 2012

At issue: A new perspective on affirmative action

“As the Supreme Court prepares to hear yet another challenge to the consideration of race or ethnicity in college admissions, civil rights lawyers and educators are sharpening new arguments to defend affirmative action or defuse the issue.”

— The Bay State Banner

Among those educators is Dr. William Harvey, dean of the N.C., A&T School of Education.  He argues that advocates for affirmative action need to take the issue out of the context of compensation for past discrimination and reframe it in a new light.  His comments are included in this column from The Bay State Banner of Boston.