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Should Affirmative Action Be Based on Income?

by Bill Hayes

The New York Times’ Room for Debate lets various knowledgeable contributors discuss news events and other timely issues. One recent debate covered: Should Affirmative Action Be Based on Income?

Last week, the Supreme Court upheld a Michigan constitutional amendment that bans affirmative action in admissions to the state’s public universities.

Now leaders in higher eduction worry that the ruling will force college admissions officers to find alternative, less effective, methods to promote diversity. Is it time for income-based affirmative action? [more]