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8 February 2016

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Glenn Loury (Brown University) and John McWhorter (Time, Columbia University)

On The Glenn Show, Glenn and John continue their debate about affirmative action. Glenn points out areas outside of academia where he thinks affirmative action would be appropriate. They debate the use of employment tests that show a disparate racial impact. Glenn uses his own graduate economics program as an example of how standards can be revised, not lowered, to promote diversity. Do opponents of affirmative action overvalue qualification? John quotes Zora Neale Hurston, who said that blacks must compete even if the game is rigged. They close by examining whether efforts to lower the black crime rate are a kind of affirmative action.

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Recorded:May 20    Posted:May 20, 2013
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The Glenn Show | May 20, 2013 | Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

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