Saturday, October 27, 2007

Clarence Thomas and affirmative action

The school of very hard knocks
The Economist, 10/25/07 (online)

Lexington does a good job of summarising Justice Thomas, his views, and his detractors. However, there is a small error in that it states, "he got into Yale because of racial preferences...". This has never been confirmed. And the fact that it keeps coming up is the best reason for ridding higher education of affirmative action; no matter how much a black person accomplishes, it will always be tainted by whether it is due to merit or a handout from "The Man."