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10 February 2016

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Glenn Loury (Brown University) and Harold Pollack (University of Chicago, The Century Foundation)

Looking back on their last diavlog, Glenn apologizes for having been rude and Harold apologizes for calling Barry Goldwater bigoted. Glenn reports on his recent trip to Nepal and the intense debate there over affirmative action. They discuss the difficulty in moving from a caste-based system towards equality and national reconciliation, and recall when whites were the sole recipients of political patronage and racial preferences in America. Harold criticizes Romney’s remarks in Israel about Palestinian backwardness. If the Supreme Court strikes down affirmative action, how will elite liberal universities respond? Harold closes by talking about the policy implications of the massacre in Aurora, Colorado.

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Recorded:Jul 31    Posted:Jul 31, 2012
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The Glenn Show | Jul 31, 2012 | Glenn Loury & Harold Pollack

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