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Debate: '€œAffirmative action on campus does more harm than good'€

Debate: '€œAffirmative action on campus does more harm than good'€

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What if affirmative action actually hurts minorities?

Badger Pundit has the rundown on a debate at Harvard Law School over the proposition in the title of this post, Epic smackdown of affirmative action at Harvard '€” following debate, audience'€™s opposition rises nearly a third.

It'€™s a discussion that people on campuses don'€™t like to have. Good for Harvard Law School for hosting such a debate with well-qualified speakers arguing each side. Too often the argument against affirmative action is denegrated as racism.

A speaker in favor of the proposition argued that affirmative action is an '€œepic policy failure'€ because it actually hurts '€” not helps '€” minority achievement through lower graduation and professional accomplishment rates.