Rev. Jesse Jackson, left, and Rev. Al Sharpton, right, speak to reporters outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. The Supreme Court is taking up a challenge to a University of Texas program that considers race in some college admissions. The case could produce new limits on affirmative action at universities, or roll it back entirely. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Affirmative Reaction: Why We Are Having The Wrong Debate About The Issue Of Affirmative Action Part I

In light of the Supreme Court’s recent case regarding affirmative action, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, it is important to properly contextualize the original impetus for the policy and the contemporary factors that still make it a very real, present need. The term “affirmative action” was first introduced by President Kennedy in 1961 as […]