Petition To Apply Affirmative Action To Basketball TeamSubmitted by juano510 on Sun, 10/07/2012 - 06:38
Many students support affirmative action, in an effort to promote diversity. They argue that race-based preferences "level the playing field" for disadvantaged minorities. However, these same students refused to sign the petition to apply such policies to the basketball team. At UC Riverside -- where the video was filmed -- 10/11 active players on the team are African American. Why not use affirmative action to promote diversity there?