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2004 LD Topic #2
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LD Topic 2: In the United States, the Use of Race as a Deciding Factor in College Admissions is Just.

The Areas for Consideration by the Wording Committee
  • Supreme Court Decisions / Cases
  • Reverse Discrimination
  • Redressing Historical and/or Current Injustice
  • Diversity
  • Equal Opportunity

Affirmative Action - Background Knowledge

Affirmative Action - Good

Affirmative Action - Bad

  • The American Civil Rights Coalition (ACRC) - works with grassroots supporters and leaders on the local, state and federal level to end racial and gender preferences and classifications. 
  • The American Civil Rights Institute - a national civil rights organization created to educate the public about racial and gender preferences.
  • Adversity.Net - a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the elimination of prejudice and discrimination, and to the defense of human and civil rights secured by law.
  • The Cato Institute Walter Williams. "Affirmative Action Can't Be Mended", Dec. 15, 1997.
  • The Cato Institute Roger Pilon. "The Court Stumbles Again", June 24, 2003.
  • The Cato Institute David E. Bernstein. "Let Private Colleges Practice Affirmative Action", June 23, 2003.
  • The Century Foundation "Class-based Affirmative Action in College Admissions", IDEA BRIEF. May 2000.
  • The Century Foundation - Anthony P. Carnevale And Stephen J. Rose "Socioeconomic Status, Race/Ethnicity, And Selective College Admissions", March 2003.
  • The Century Foundation -  Richard Kahlenberg. "Economic Affirmative Action in College Admissions: A Progressive Alternative to Racial Preferences and Class Rank Admissions Plans", 2002.
  • The Multiracial Activist (TMA) is a libertarian oriented activist journal that advocates abolishing all forms of government imposed "racial" classification.
  • The Wall Street Journal - Linda Chavez, President, Center for Equal Opportunity "Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right", March 2003.

Race is a Myth

Race is a Reality

  • George W. Gill - "Does Race Exist?: A Proponent's Perspective", November 2000.

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