Should Affirmative Action Focus on
Class and Wealth, Rather Than Race?
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA., April 13, 2009 -- On Thursday, April 16 at 8:00 PM, the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, in partnership with MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, will host a debate on the future of Affirmative Action - the third event of its National Discussion and Debate Series' 2009 season, "Priorities for a New President." The resolution: "Affirmative Action should focus on class and wealth rather than race and ethnicity." Moderated by Ray Suarez, Senior Correspondent of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, the debate will take place at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, and will be webcast live and archived at www.millercenter.org/debates. Press release [PDF]
Supporting the resolution:
Produced for broadcast on PBS stations by MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, all of the events are webcast live and archived on the
America's energy future. The first event featured Gov. Edward G. Rendell and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, discussing how the federal government should balance infrastructure policy with energy, environmental, and economic priorities. It is online at www.millercenter.org/debates/infrastructure, and aired as another of PBS's Blueprint America programs: www.pbs.org/wnet/blueprintamerica.
The second featured former Deputy National Security Advisor Elliott Abrams and former Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk on how
The five debates of the first season, in 2007-08, focused on
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