The future of affirmative action
With the election of Barack Obama as president, there is a renewed discussion about the role of affirmative action, and whether it is still necessary. While some advocate for an end to affirmative action, others say the focus needs to be changed from race to class.
- Mary Frances Berry: Professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania and former chairperson of the Commission on Civil Rights.
- John McWhorter: Senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. He is the author of "Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America."