Tim Wise discusses affirmative action on NPR’s All Things Considered, 8/15/10. Lots of important things I said got edited out, but nonetheless, I got in some good shots here. One thing I didn’t get to say: Jennifer Gratz is a shameless, boldfaced liar. The reason she was rejected from the University of Michigan is NOT because of affirmative action. Indeed, even her own attorneys never argued that, because they knew that argument was untenable. Fact is, the year she was rejected from U of M (1995) there were about 85 students of color admitted with lower test scores and grades than hers. But there were roughly 1400 other whites admitted with lower scores and grades. So even without affirmative action, her sorry ass wasn’t getting in…but of course, she felt entitled like a lot of white folks do, so she sued…nice.
Here’s the NPR text article to go along with the audio.