Geoffrey Stone Discusses Affirmative Action on the Economist’s Checks and Balance Podcast

Was the Supreme Court right to overturn affirmative action?

America’s Supreme Court has ended the use of race-based affirmative action in college admissions. It is 45 years since the court gave its blessing to such practices but, given that it now has a six-justice conservative majority sceptical of using racial criteria, the decision was no surprise. Why did the court do this, and was it right to?

The University of Chicago’s Geoffrey Stone explains why he thinks it was wrong. We go back to the first time the court ruled on affirmative action in admissions. And The Economist’s Steve Mazie analyses the justices’ opinions and dissents.

John Prideaux hosts with Charlotte Howard and Idrees Kahloon.

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