Affirmative action has backfired

The biggest change since Grutter, though, has nothing to do with Court membership. It is the mounting empirical evidence that race preferences are doing more harm than good — even for their supposed beneficiaries. If this evidence is correct, we now have fewer African-American physicians, scientists, and engineers than we would have had using race-neutral admissions policies. We have fewer college professors and lawyers, too. Put more bluntly, affirmative action has backfired.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • sbark

    what…….a leftwing govt action that has failed……that just cant be…….
    How can it be called a failure…….we have a POTUS that got there via affirmative action, from his Ivy league days gpa, thru his elections to whatever political office the Dem’cat “selected” him for—-without a qualification to be seen anywhere.

    • $8194357

      First Rule of Liberalism:
      Government failure always justifies more government.

      “What you permit, you promote.”