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Rutgers-Camden Anti-Racism Book Study: So You Want to Talk About Race

Chapter 7 - How can I talk about affirmative action?

Affirmative Action: The Basics

Affirmative action policies, such as those common in higher educational or employment, focus on increasing opportunities for groups that have historically been denied access to those same opportunities.

The Racial Wealth Gap

Affirmative action policies are created in response to historical differences in opportunities. These resources provide information on the continuing racial weath gap in the United States.

School Discipline & Educational Opportunity

Oluo highlights the impact of educational inequality and school discipline policies. This section provides a few resources on these subject. Additional articles about the racial disparity in school discipline can be found in the resource list for chapter 8.


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