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Saturday, November 11, 2017

The Prophet of Affirmative Action | Power Line

In the late 1960s, Yale Law School adopted a quota system for African-American applicants. Putting aside its normal criteria for admission, Yale decided that future law school classes would be 10% black, regardless of qualifications. Other law schools and academic institutions did the same thing at around the same time.

On June 9, 1969, California appellate judge Macklin Fleming, a Yale Law graduate, wrote a letter to Dean Louis Pollak questioning the wisdom of the new quota system. Reading the letter nearly 50 years later, one can only marvel at how prescient Judge Fleming was. I recommend the whole thing.


H/t instapundit.

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Presumably Yale didn't care? Or did it welcome the ills its policy would create?

Posted by: dearieme | Nov 12, 2017 4:20:23 AM