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Academic Affirmative Action Is a Really Bad Idea. Here’s Why.

If professors like Elizabeth Warren want to be taken seriously, then they should admit what every academic knows: race matters.

  • Salvatore Babones
  • The National Interest

In 2003, with my doctoral dissertation approved and my PhD certificate in the mail, I went on the academic job market looking for an assistant professor position in sociology.

Babo 2bI applied for more than eighty jobs and got just three interviews.

One of them was at the sociology department of the University of Pittsburgh.

It was the middle of winter, I had a chest infection, and Pittsburgh was very cold.

I was flying…

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