Argument: Affirmative Action shouldn’t neutralize unfair advantages by race, but by wealth

Issue Report: Affirmative action

Extended argument and supporting evidence

  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. “Affirmative Action”. Retrieved 9.29.07 (summary of the argument) – “If racial and gender preferences for jobs (or college admissions) were supposed to neutralize unfair competitive advantages, they needed to be calibrated to fit the variety of backgrounds aspirants brought to any competition for these goods. Simply giving blanket preferences to blacks or women seemed much too ham-handed an approach if the point was to micro-distribute opportunities fairly.”