Affirmative Action Is Not The Problem

Rather than try to dismantle one of the few tools we have to keep this problem from getting worse, this administration should take a more nuanced and comprehensive approach toward making our campuses more reflective of our society, particularly for the most diverse generation of students ever. Many selective public institutions are actually game-changers for students of color and low-income students, pushing them into higher economic strata with impressive consistency. The problem is not that these institutions enroll too many black and brown students, but too few.