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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.
I 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…