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Glenn Loury (Brown University) and John McWhorter (The Daily Beast, Columbia University)

On The Glenn Show, Glenn and John discuss affirmative action and the racial achievement gap. Glenn notes the energetic debate over affirmative action that he witnessed recently in Nepal, in contrast to the exhausted and formulaic arguments over that issue in the US. John says affirmative action should be a time-limited policy in the US. Glenn and John debate whether affirmative action has a place within urban police forces that use test-based hiring. The two discuss the existence and sources of racial differences in intelligence. Is standardized testing necessary? Finally, they both reflect on having achieved high test scores in their youth.

Recorded:Aug 10    Posted:Aug 21, 2012
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The Glenn Show | Aug 21, 2012 | Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

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