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Affirmative Action

How the South Went Republican: Can Democrats Ever Win There Again? (1992)

Yesterday was overwhelming. Someone put black tape over the portraits of Black professors at Harvard Law school. It wasn’t totally unexpected: when a culture tolerates or breeds intolerance, such things are bound to occur. The incident is being investigated as a hate crime. What surprised me was not the black tape – but the reactions of my white peers and professors. So many of them – in the deepest sincerity – hugged me, told me to “hang in there,” asked if I needed anything, or slid in my
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