This Isn't Crossfire: A Fantastic Debate on Affirmative Action

Every so often, I reiterate my belief that the conversations Glenn Loury of Brown University and John McWhorter of Columbia University have at Bloggingheads.tv are a national treasure. I just can't get enough of them. In their last two dialogues, below, they discussed affirmative action, a topic on which they've both reflected at length for many years. They have very interesting disagreements. The nature of these conversations is that they take a while to get going, but the ones between these two are particularly worth the investment. You can jump around in their conversations using the topic links here and here, or watch the whole shows below:

 


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Conor Friedersdorf is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he focuses on politics and national affairs. He lives in Venice, California, and is the founding editor of The Best of Journalism, a newsletter devoted to exceptional nonfiction.


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