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Glenn Loury: The Ethics of Affirmative Action Policies in Higher Education

Date of Lecture: April 11, 2019

Glenn C. LouryAbout the Speaker: Glenn C. Loury is Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics at Brown University. His books include "One by One, From the Inside Out: Essays and Reviews on Race and Responsibility in America," "The Anatomy of Racial Inequality," "Ethnicity, Social Mobility and Public Policy: Comparing the US and the UK," and "Race, Incarceration and American Values."

About the Talk: In this talk, Professor Loury argues that while racial inequality is deep and abiding, affirmative action in higher education is not an adequate solution to achieve equality. He rejects the narrative that racial bias drives inequality in elite college admissions in 2019 and instead points to developmental disparities that need addressing much earlier in life.