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Quote of the week: Randall Kennedy

From The American Prospect: “The true measure of affirmative action’s staying power is that its absence now is virtually inconceivable. Liberalism has made racial homogeneity . . .

“The true measure of affirmative action’s staying power is that its absence now is virtually inconceivable. Liberalism has made racial homogeneity uncool and unacceptable. Even many conservatives are made uncomfortable by lily-white gatherings—hence the enhanced value to the Right of Clarence Thomas, Shelby Steele, Condoleezza Rice, Linda Chavez, and any well-spoken Negro or Latino who consorts with the Tea Party crowd. That conservatives practice affirmative action even as they condemn it is a tribute to liberalism’s handiwork.”

Randall Kennedy in The American Prospect

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