Shikha Dalmia on the Lost Cause of Affirmative Action

DiversityLast week’s Supreme Court ruling in Schuette
vs. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action
is more damaging
for racial preferences than first meets the eye. Even though the
court has left it upto the states to determine whether or not to
use such policies to advance the cause of racial justice, over
time, given their unpopularity, the momentum will be on the side of
those that reject them, notes Shikha Dalmia.

Racism is not dead, but neither are we living in its heyday.
This will effect America’s zeitgeist, particularly because it is
getting so diverse and one simple narrative of the oppressor white
class and the oppressed black class will no longer capture the
realities of other minorities.

So does this mean that progressives should abandon the cause of
racial justice and pack up and go home?

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