Friday, April 18, 2008
Obama and Affirmative Action
I think one of the things that goes unremarked upon is the significant shift the Obama proposes for affirmative action. Granted, I may be imputing policies where none exists, but he seems to suggest an intermediate step away from race-based affirmative action and in the direction of a class based system. Naturally I would prefer neither and instead to try and remedy racial or class based disparities on the spending side. All that said, I find a program that discriminates on the basis of class as opposed to race more just.