In this episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil discuss the past and uncertain future of affirmative action in higher education.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- Affirmative action is the next progressive policy under threat by the current Supreme Court. Niki cited this Slate piece by historian Ellen D. Wu. Natalia referenced historian David C. Cecelski’s book, Along Freedom Road. We all drew on this helpful history of the term in the New York Times.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia discussed this episode of the New York Times “First Person” podcast.
- Neil discussed restaurant critic Gael Greene’s New York Times obituary.
- Niki recommended Rachel Monroe’s New Yorker article, “The Disturbing Rise of Amateur Predator-Hunting Stings.”